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The Checkup: July, 2012

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Hitting kids may increase their odds of later mental illness, study finds

Based on the findings, the researchers estimate that between 2 percent and 7 percent of cases of mental disorder are attributable to harsh physical punishment.

By Jennifer Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spanking kids

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012

How many calories in that (imaginary) Oreo?

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rainbow oreo

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012

How clean is your favorite beach?

The Natural Resources Defense Council issued its 22nd annual report on the quality of water at the nation’s beaches, and the news was not great.

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  beach water report

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012

No sunscreen for babies?

I thought we were supposed to slather sunscreen on every inch of everyone’s skin, no matter how hold or young, even when the sun’s not shining.

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sunscreen

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Eating disorders affect women over 50

A study published last week shows eating disorders and body-image problems aren’t uncommon among that demographic.

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eating disorders

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Is Ann Romney's health a political liability?

In an interview on Fox News Thursday evening, Ann Romney talked about her experiences with serious illness:

By Jennifer Huget  |  01:52 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, MS

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Loneliness linked to older people’s death, disability

A study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that, among older people, feeling lonely may substantially impair day-to-day ability to function and even increase risk of death.

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  loneliness health

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Jack Osbourne and MS

Jack Osbourne, the 26-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, reveals this week in People magazine that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

By Jennifer Huget  |  05:39 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack osbourne, MS

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Pfizer want us to ‘Get Old’

Pfizer (in partnership with 10 health-care advocacy groups) is inviting people of all ages to share their attitudes toward and stories about aging.

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aging, Pfizer

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2012

CDC: Helmet laws save lives, money

In states that require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, costs related to motorcycle accidents are dramatically lower than in states with less comprehensive helmet laws or no laws.

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  motorcycle helmet laws

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Task force recommends against Vitamin D, calcium supplements

Report says the supplements should not be taken only to prevent cancer or bone fractures.

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vitamin D, calcium

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Robin Roberts has MDS. What is that?

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts announced Monday morning that she’s been diagnosed with a condition called myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS.

By Jennifer Huget  |  12:20 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robin Roberts, MDS

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Kids start self-harm early

Research published Monday in the journal Pediatrics finds that young children, not just adolescents, engage in “nonsuicidal self injury” too.

By Jennifer Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  children self-harm

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 06/08/2012

How to beat the soda industry at its own game: A former Coca-Cola exec lays out his strategy

A former Coca-cola exec lays out his strategy.

By N.C. Aizenman  |  04:27 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Sheryl Crow's brain tumor

Meningiomas tumors, though usually not malignant, can cause problems as they put pressure on different areas of the brain.

By Jennifer Huget  |  08:04 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sheryl crow, meningioma

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Pros and cons of spinal manipulation

There’s controversy as to whether spinal manipulation is the best way to treat neck and back pain – and whether the practice actually is dangerous.

By Jennifer Huget  |  06:30 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spinal manipulation, chiropractric, physical therapy

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

Health, safety not always ours to control

Maybe we should try to relax and enjoy life a bit more.

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Snack Girl, Marina Keegan, MS, multiple sclerosis

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Protect your eyes during transit of Venus

For those who plan to watch the planet take its journey across the sun’s face, make sure you’ve got proper eye protection.

By Jennifer Huget  |  04:37 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transit of venus, eye safety

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 06/04/2012

A few facts about esophageal cancer

THE CHECKUP | An estimated 17,460 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2012, according to the American Cancer Society. And 15,070 will die from it.

By Jennifer Huget  |  10:26 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  esophageal cancer, Richard Dawson, Christopher Hitchens

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Bath salts 101

They aren’t actually bath salts but a dangerous concoction of chemicals that are in many areas easily accessible at convenience stores, smoke shops, head shops and over the Internet.

By Jennifer Huget  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bath salts


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