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The Checkup: September, 2012

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/03/2012

What causes rosacea? You ‘mite’ not want to know.

A new study suggests that the skin-reddening condition rosacea may be caused by bacteria carried by mites that live on our faces.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rosacea

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Graphic anti-smoking ads boosted calls to quit line

A graphic anti-smoking ad campaign featuring tips from former smokers increased calls to a national quit line, the CDC reports.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smoking, anti-smoking ads

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Artificial light and obesity epidemic: Is there a link?

Could artificial lighting contribute to the obesity crisis by altering our circadian rhythms?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:01 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obesity, circadian rhythms

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Midlife fitness may pay off in later years

The fitter you are in midlife, the lower your risk of chronic disease later in life, a new study suggests.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/27/2012

West Nile virus: Should you be worried?

The nation is seeing record numbers of cases of West Nile virus this year, but in the D.C. area, cases remain few.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  west nile virus

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Contaminated ink implicated in tattoo infections

Recent reports point to contaminated inks as the source of potentially dangerous skin infections among people with tattoos.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tattoo, FDA, CDC

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Drinking varies with marital status, study finds

Among the findings: Married men drink less than other categories of men, while married women drink more than other women.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alcohol, marital status drinking

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 08/21/2012

A new guide to good, cheap,and low-pesticide, food

A new, free guide identifies healthful foods that are also cheap.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  healthful food

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Binge-drinking students happier than others, study finds

College students who engage in binge drinking tend to be happier than those who don't, new research finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  binge drinking, college drinking

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Kids should brush teeth for two minutes, twice daily

A new public service campaign urges parents to make sure their kids brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  toothbrushing, dental health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

What do egg yolks and cigarettes have in common?

Is eating egg yolks -- which are full of cholesterol -- as bad for your cardiovascular system as smoking? New research says "almost."

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cholesterol, cardiovascular health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

‘Latch On NYC’ breastfeeding campaign draws attention, but is hardly unique

New York City's "Latch On" breastfeeding campaign is getting lots of attention. But the program's hardly unique.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  breastfeeding, Latch On NYC

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Most older breast-cancer patients may benefit from radiation therapy

Contrary to current treatment guidelines, a new study finds that most older women may benefit from radiation after breast lumpectomy.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:15 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  breast cancer, radiation therapy

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Men under stress prefer larger-bodied women, study finds

A small British study suggests that, when under psychological stress, men tend to favor larger women's bodies.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stress, body size

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Hoarding not a form of OCD, study suggests

Hoarding has long been believed to be a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. But a new study of hoarders' brain activity suggests otherwise.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hoarding, ocd

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. has depression. What is that, exactly?

He’s reportedly undergoing treatment for severe depression. But many men who have depression fail to seek help.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  05:23 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jesse jackson jr., depression

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Substance implicated in Alzheimer's might help combat multiple sclerosis

The accumulation of A-beta in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. But new research suggests A-beta could combat MS.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A-beta, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Olympic divers, what’s with the hot tubs?

Many Olympic divers jump in the hot tub after completing a dive. How does that help them?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, diving, diving hot tub

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/01/2012

People with intellectual disabilities prone to poor dental health

Study shows physical, cognitive and behavioral issues may get in the way of their benefiting from care.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IDDs, dental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities


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