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The Checkup: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Is That Right? In 22 cases, FDA says "No, it's not!"

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's been playing a bit of "is that right?" this week. The agency released warning letters Wednesday that it had recently issued to 17 manufacturers of 22 food products that take them to task for false or misleading claims on their packages, Web sites or...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Is That Right? , Nutrition and Fitness  
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Making the best of time with TB

Today's entry is by Melissa Bell of the Post's Local Living section. Over lunch with clients one day in December, media sales representative Christiaan Van Vuuren, 27, started to cough. It seemed perfectly normal at first, but the cough didn't stop. He coughed and coughed and then looked at his...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Infectious Disease , Social Media  
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Do most marriages last?

One of the most oft-repeated statements about marriage is that about half of them end in divorce. Some new federal data finds that the state of matrimony in the United States doesn't seem to have improved much. About two-thirds of marriages last at least 10 years, according to the latest...

By Rob Stein  |  March 3, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Motherhood , Women's Health  
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Me Minus... 12?

Last week was so much fun! I launched my Me Minus 10 campaign to lose these pesky 10 pounds before I turn 50. I got so much great feedback from readers, many of whom told me they're in the same boat and plan to join me in my pursuit, plus...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 2, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Dieting with Apolo Ohno

You wouldn't know it to look at him now, but even Apolo Ohno sometimes has to watch his weight. USA's Apolo Anton Ohno competes during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev) The American Olympic short-track speed-skater put on some pounds during his stint on "Dancing with the Stars" in...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness  
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Study links violent video games to violent thought, action

A study in the March issue of Psychological Bulletin, a journal of the American Psychological Association, shows that playing violent video games increases violent thinking, attitudes and behaviors among players. And it does nothing to promote positive social behaviors. Psychologist Craig Anderson of Iowa State University and his team analyzed...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 1, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Family Health , General Health , Psychology , Teens  
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