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The Checkup: October, 2012

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Paying (or not) for prescriptions

Several recent reports show Americans are having trouble paying for prescription drugs.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prescription drugs, prescription drug cost

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Got gout? Cherries might help!

New research finds consuming cherries lowers risk of gout attack by 35 percent.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gout

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Big jump in knee replacements over past 20 years

The number of Medicare beneficiaries getting knee replacement surgeries rose dramatically from 1991 to 2010, a new study says.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arthritis, knee replacement surgery, obesity

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Tips for talking weight with kids

A new guide offers tips for talking with your overweight child, framing weight as a matter of health, not appearance.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity, overweight children

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/24/2012

AAP nixes home trampoline use

The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms its stance against their use.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trampoline safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012

In memory of Yeardley Love, an app assesses relationship danger

A new smart-phone app helps young women assess the risk of becoming a victim of violence.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  yeardley love, george huguely, relationship violence

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Obese kids’ taste buds less sensitive, study finds

Obese young people's taste buds aren’t as sensitive as those of normal-weight kids, new research finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity, tastebuds

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Self-harmers at increased risk of early death from all causes

People who perform acts of self-harm are at increased risk of death from both external and natural causes, new research finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  self-harm, premature death

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Don't dismiss premarital jitters

Premarital doubts are common, new research finds, and people should not just dismiss them.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marriage, premarital doubt

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Abortion debate: Conscience informs both sides, New England Journal of Medicine paper argues

New England Journal of Medicine paper argues conscience influences both sides on abortion.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion rights

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/13/2012

What causes sinus infections?

New research suggests chronic sinusitis may occur when a species of protective bacteria is depleted in the sinuses.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sinus infection, sinusitis

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Housecleaning hazards

The Environmental Working Group Monday issued a guide to the potential chemical hazards lurking in thousands of household cleaning products.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environmental Working Group, household cleaners

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Study links marijuana use to increased testicular cancer risk

New research suggests that men who have used marijuana are twice as likely to have been diagnosed with testicular cancer than men who haven't.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marijuana, testicular cancer

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Beavers and rabies: What's up with that?

Most reported cases of rabies exposure in the United States involve raccoons, skunks and bats. But recently rabid beavers have been in the news.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  05:44 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rabid beaver, rabies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012

U.S. hypertension out of control, CDC reports

Report says that too many people in the U.S. have uncontrolled blood pressure, a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and death.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CDC, hypertension, high blood pressure

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Organic, conventional foods similar in nutrition, safety, study finds

There are good reasons to buy organic food. But superior nutritional value and safety aren't among them, new research finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  organic food

 

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