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The Checkup: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Is that right? Beware bed bug remedies

If you're using pesticides meant for outdoor use to get rid of bed bugs in your home, the Environmental Protection Agency wants you to stop.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  September 3, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Is That Right?  
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'16 and Pregnant' in the classroom

It's one thing to wonder whether the teen mothers made famous by such reality TV shows as "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" belong on the covers of tabloid-style magazines. Challenges: Maci and son Bentley in MTV's "Teen Mom." (MTV via Associated Press) It's another thing altogether to wonder whether...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  September 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Life's Big Questions , Pregnancy , Sex , Teens  
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Does mental activity prevent dementia?

We've heard a lot about the idea that one way to protect against Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is to stay mentally active. In fact, an entire industry has cropped up offering programs of mental exercises that will supposedly keep us sharp. But does doing crossword puzzles, learning...

By Rob Stein  |  September 1, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Aging , Alzheimers/Dementia , Neurological disorders , Prevention , Seniors  
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Clinics' intervention can ward off 'reproductive coercion'

Family-planning clinics can play a huge role in helping women whose intimate partners bully them into becoming pregnant, new research finds. A pilot study published online Wednesday in the journal "Contraception" showed that among women ages 16 to 29 who'd recently experienced intimate-partner violence, those who went to clinics that...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  September 1, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Pregnancy , Women's Health  
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Study: Prophylactic surgeries protect women

Some women who test positive for genetic mutations that increase the risk for breast and ovarian cancers undergo surgery to protect themselves. But it's been unclear how much that really helps. A new study finds that these "prophylactic" operations do significantly decrease the risk for those cancers.

By Rob Stein  |  August 31, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Cancer , Prevention , Women's Health  
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Obama administration appeals stem cell funding decision

The Obama administration on Tuesday formally challenged a court order barring the federal government from funding human embryonic stem cell research. The Justice Department asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to suspend a temporary injunction he issued last week blocking the funding and filed a notice of plans to appeal...

By Rob Stein  |  August 31, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  stem cells  
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Is there room for deep-fried Pop-Tarts in your diet?

I'm in an interesting position as a health and nutrition writer, because I haven't always upheld the best health and nutrition practices. Fact is, I was an overweight slug for much of my young adulthood, and I used to love fast food, fried stuff and especially sweets.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 31, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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NIH shuts down its own stem cell research

The National Institutes of Health Monday ordered all of its researchers conducting research on human embryonic stem cells to immediately halt their experiments.

By Rob Stein  |  August 30, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  stem cells  
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New clues to unnecessary Caesareans

Federal health officials released some interesting data Monday aimed at trying to figure out why so many U.S. women are undergoing Caesarean sections to deliver their babies.

By Rob Stein  |  August 30, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Motherhood , Pregnancy , Women's Health  
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The haze surrounding medical marijuana

As the District of Columbia joins the small group of U.S. jurisdictions legalizing the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, it finally occurred to me to consider whether I'd ever ask for a prescription myself. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) All of the 14 states (and now D.C.) that allow...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 30, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Cancer , Chronic Conditions , Multiple Sclerosis , The Business of Health  
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