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The Checkup: May 25, 2008 - May 31, 2008

Sad Over Sex and the City

Is it just me, or are other women out there feeling kind of left out? From the sound of it, every woman in the nation is ganging up with three of her best girlfriends to go see the Sex and the City movie when it opens this weekend. The New...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 30, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Psychology  
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Does Gum Disease Cause Cancer?

It took a lot of lectures from my dentist, but I long ago became a dedicated flosser. Now a new study is making me glad I did. And it's not just because flossing my teeth daily may help me avoid dentures. The new research indicates that people who have gum...

By Rob Stein  |  May 29, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cancer  
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A New Market for ADHD Treatment?

Seems as though everyone was reporting yesterday on a new study published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (one of the British Medical Journals). The study found that among 7,075 adult workers ages 18 to 44 from 10 countries, folks who reported symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) worked an average...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Psychology  
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Direct-to-Consumer Drugs and Devices

We're all pretty much accustomed by now to seeing TV ads for prescription drugs. They're a genre unto themselves: the healthy-looking folks who have benefited from some new medicine frolicking and gazing happily at one another, the serene music, the rapid-fire recitation of terrifying side effects in the spot's final...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 27, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Business of Health  
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When Teens Give Blood

If your 16- or 17-year-old asked for permission to donate blood, what would you say? In light of dwindling pools of eligible donors -- only about 38 percent of the adult population is able to give blood -- the American Red Cross is hoping more teens will donate. Many states,...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 26, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Family Health  
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