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The Checkup: November, 2012

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Study sheds light on peekaboo

What are kids thinking when they “hide” by covering their eyes? Research aims to find out.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  child cognitive development

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Smoke-free workplace laws linked to fewer heart attacks, study finds

Smoke-free laws may reduce incidence of heart attacks, largely by curbing exposure to second-hand smoke.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smoke-free laws, smoking bans

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Monday is World Stroke Day

An estimated 795,000 strokes occur annually in the U.S. Do you know the risk factors, symptoms and what to do if someone's having a stroke?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stroke, cardiovascular disease

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Bystander-initiated CPR more likely in rich, white neighborhoods

People in cardiac arrest in a high-income, mostly white neighborhood are nearly twice as likely to receive CPR from a bystander, a study finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:34 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CPR, cardiac arrest

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Sleep apnea may protect against heart-attack damage

Study suggests that obstructive sleep apnea may help protect against damage to the heart in the event of a heart attack.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  03:28 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sleep apnea, heart attack

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Task force recommends against hormone therapy for post-menopausal women

Updated guidelines recommend against hormone replacement therapy for preventing chronic disease in post-menopausal women.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  05:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hrt, hormone replacement therapy

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

‘Super-utilizers’ place huge burden on health-care system

They overuse emergency departments and hospital inpatient services.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health-care costs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Is that right? Squatting on potty better than sitting?

Is squatting on the toilet better than sitting? The man behind the Squatty Potty thinks so — as does his mom.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gastroenterology, bowel health

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Multivitamins may reduce older men’s cancer risk

But a daily dose will not diminish their ultimate risk of dying from cancer.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  multivitamins, dietary supplements, cancer risk

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012

HPV vaccine doesn't make girls promiscuous, after all

Worries that the HPV vaccine would make girls promiscuous are unfounded, new research finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HPV, human papillomavirus

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

A new take on the Marshmallow Test

New research suggests kids' response to the classic Marshmallow Test isn’t all about innate self control.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marshmallow Test

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Rx drug expired? It might still work.

Prescription drugs may remain potent even decades past their expiration dates, new research finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prescription drugs, prescription drug cost

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Grocery store product placement and obesity

Should unhealthful foods be harder to find in the grocery store? A new study says they should.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obesity

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

Weight Watchers wins again

A new study finds people following Weight Watchers lose more weight than those in hospital-based behavioral weight-loss programs.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Weight Watchers, weight loss

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Study finds half of kids with autism wander

New research documents the extent to which kids with autism spectrum disorders wander away.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism, autism spectrum disorder, Asperger disorder

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Botox as good as oral meds for urinary incontinence

Most women with urinary incontinence are treated with oral medications. New research shows Botox works just as well.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  urinary incontinence, Botox

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Vitamin D supplements don’t stop colds, study says

New research finds Vitamin D supplements don't protect against upper respiratory tract infections.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vitamin D

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Research: Eunuchs outlived other males

The finding that Korean court eunuchs lived longer than intact men supports the notion that sex hormones affect longevity.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eunuch, male reproductive hormones, longevity

 

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