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The Checkup: November, 2012

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Ugly holiday sweaters for a cause

Cancer-research organization encourages wearing hideous holiday sweaters to help raise funds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cancer research, holiday sweaters

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Formula predicts which babies will be obese kids

Researchers have developed a formula to predict whether a baby will become an obese child or teen.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity, obesity prevention

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012

More medications now interact with grapefruit; results sometimes dire

The number of medications that interact with grapefruit, with potentially serious results, is on the rise, new research finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drug interactions, prescription drugs, grapefruit

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/26/2012

CDC reports on infant deaths associated with side-sleeping position

The CDC’s report describes 13 cases of infant death associated with sleep positioning devices.

By Jennifer Huget  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Women are given ‘poor’ information about genital plastic surgery on some Web sites, study finds

Women seeking information about genital cosmetic plastic surgery are ill served online, new research finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  06:30 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  genital cosmetic surgery

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Study traces alarming rise in suicide by hanging/suffocation

The recent rise in U.S. suicides is largely attributable to an increase in hangings and suffocations.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:05 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  suicide

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Study surveys teens’ muscle-enhancement efforts

A survey of middle and high school students reveals that many have taken steps to build or tone muscles.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steroids, teen health, adolescent health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Itching really is contagious

New research finds that a majority of people are likely to feel itchy when they see others scratch.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  skin conditions, itching

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Hormone may help married men stay that way

New research finds that the hormone oxytocin might help married men honor their marital bonds by keeping attractive “other” women at arm’s length.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  infidelity, hormones

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Children’s headaches rarely signal vision problems, research finds

Study suggests that most go away with or without sight treatment.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  headache, vision problems

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 11/12/2012

For girls, stress during infancy may trigger anxiety in adolescence

New research suggests baby girls living with stressed-out moms may be more stressed themselves.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  09:31 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stress, anxiety

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

‘Visual diet’ shapes women's body-size preferences, study suggests

New research explores whether the relentless parade of images of thin women we’re exposed to “trains” us to regard thinness as ideal.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  body image, overweight

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

More good reasons to exercise – but not too much!

Recent studies suggest that exercise benefits us in terms of of longevity and mental health — to a point.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  physical activity, exercise, mental health, longevity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Multivitamins don't protect against cardiovascular disease, study finds

Research finds that taking a daily multivitamin offers no more protection against heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular disease than taking a daily placebo pill.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  multivitamins, dietary supplements, cardiovascular disease

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Help Remedies sets up temporary shop on 10th St. NW

Help Remedies has set up a temporary shop in D.C. to promote its pared-down -- and pricey -- OTC medications.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:35 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OTC medications

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/02/2012

A new look for prescription drug labels

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prescription drugs

 

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