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The Checkup: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Kellogg's recalls Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Honey Smacks

Kellogg this afternoon recalled 28 million boxes of its Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks cereals packaged in white foil bags because of an off-flavor and smell coming from the bags. The company says people should not eat the affected cereals, which include: Only products with the...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  June 25, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Recalls  
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Is that right? 3-D movie glasses are sanitary?

Here's an eye-opener for fans of Toy Story 3 and other 3-D movies: Those glasses you wear to get the 3-D effects may not be as sanitary as you think. In its July issue, Good Housekeeping magazine tested seven pairs of 3-D glasses, three that were wrapped and four unwrapped,...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  June 25, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  General Health , Is That Right?  
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Crib recall

Checkup readers, please help spread the word: If you know anyone who is using a drop-side crib for their baby, they should stop right away. That advice is in light of today's recall of more than two million cribs manufactured by Evenflo and six other companies. The recalls were prompted...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  June 24, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Family Health , Infant health , Recalls  
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Avoiding weight gain on vacation

Is it possible to spend 10 days on vacation in Italy without gaining weight? That's the big question on my mind as I prepare to tour central Italy with my daughter and a chorus she sings in. Come early July, I'll be planted in in a land where culinary delights...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  June 24, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness  
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Do cell phone towers cause cancer?

There's been a lot of concern about the possible health effects of emissions from cell phones, including possible risks of living too close to cell phone towers. That concern has been heightened by reports of cancer clusters near cell phone base stations. Well, there's some reassuring news out about whether...

By Rob Stein  |  June 23, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cancer , Motherhood , Pregnancy  
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Why are so many teens so overweight?

Nearly one in five American teens is obese.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  June 22, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity , School Nutrition , Teens  
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Eye-opening study of disordered-eating Web sites

TO PURGE: You can start off with two fingers or a Toothbrush--3 fingers if nothing is happening. Next, rub the back of your throat; you should feel sort of a Button-ish thing at the back. Well, you need to push it! That quote from a Web site devoted to disordered...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  June 21, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Eating disorders  
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