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The Checkup: July, 2012

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/30/2012

What's on Ryan Lochte's teeth?

Olympic gold-medal swimmer Ryan Lochte wears decorative grills on his teeth. Is that okay?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ryan lochte, dental grills

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Some breast cancers may be linked to high glycemic load

A high-glycemic-load diet may increase older women's risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, a new study suggests.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  breast cancer, glycemic load, insulin

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

What motivates us to join ‘endurance events’?

A recent Harris survey finds charity, not weight loss, is people's main motive to take part in "endurance events."

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, motivation

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

Diabetic women who take insulin may have less pleasurable sex

Women with diabetes who use insulin may have diminished sexual function, a study in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  diabetes, sexual function

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Video for vertigo

A study published Monday afternoon shows a useful potential purpose for YouTube videos posted online.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vertigo, YouTube

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Varying views on Trisomies 13 and 18

Parents of children with the serious genetic disorders Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18 (T-13 and T-18) may get widely varied views of their child’s prospects.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trisomy 13, trisomy 18, Rick Santorum, spina bifida

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Which would you rather lose, a limb or your eyesight?

Bausch+Lomb asked 1,000 people from 11 countries, including the United States.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Want to lose weight? Keep a food journal.

If you really want to lose weight, you should seriously think about keeping a food journal.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  weight loss, diets

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

Health tips for the Olympics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted on its Web site some health tips for those lucky enough to get to see the Olympic Games in person.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics health

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

Is that right? Cranberry juice helps prevent urinary tract infections?

New research analyzes findings from 13 earlier studies.

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

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

Sitting might lessen life expectancy

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sedentary lifestyle, life expectancy

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

The state of sleep

THE CHECKUP | In a survey of 26,451 readers, Consumer Reports found that 60 percent of respondents had trouble falling or staying asleep or woke up feeling tired.

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

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

Are sugary drinks to blame for obesity?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sugar-sweetened beverages, obesity

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

Why diets don't work

We’re never going to beat obesity if we rely on food restriction as a prime means of losing weight, says Jim Hill, an obesity expert.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  diets, weight loss

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/04/2012

Beware the wire grill bristle, on July 4 and other times

The CDC has issued a report alerting consumers and physicians to the dangers of accidentally swallowing a wire bristle when you eat grilled food.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  swallow wire bristles

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 07/02/2012

One in four teens has sent a ‘sext’

A study released Monday afternoon finds that one in four teens has “sexted” a nude image of him or herself via e-mail or text message.

By Jennifer Huget  |  04:25 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sexting


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