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The Checkup: New York Woman to Give Birth in an Art Gallery

This week’s turning out to be a bizarro one in the health-news world. Today’s “did that really happen” headline comes out of New York City, […]

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The Checkup: Beyonce’s Baby Bump Has the Internet in a Tizzy

Photos of a pregnant Beyoncé Knowles are making the rounds on the Internet this week, and people are up in arms. The photos—actually stills from […]

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The Checkup: Chocolate Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

First red wine and now chocolate: I just love giving the ladies reasons to eat and drink delicious things. A new Swedish study has linked […]

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The Check-Up: Watch Out for ‘Text Neck’

How many hours a day do you think you spend hunched over your cell phone or iPad? If you’ve lost count, you might want to […]

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The Check-Up: What If Your Car Knew You Were Drunk?

Imagine this: You get convicted for drunk driving (shame on you), and as part of your sentence you have to install a miniature breathalyzer in […]

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The Check-Up: Monkeys Move Things with Their Minds

I’ve never actually seen the movie Avatar, but from what I’ve heard this is just like it, only real life. Researchers at Duke have figured […]

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The Check-Up: Hope for an HIV Vaccine

This is pretty exciting. Researchers in Spain are saying an HIV vaccine they’re working on actually seems to be working. The research is still in […]

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The Check-Up: The Big Yo(gasm)

I’m not particularly in to yoga, but apparently there’s a reason some women are so hooked. Turns out, it’s not uncommon to have an orgasm […]

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The Check-Up: Food Recalls Galore

You probably heard about the contaminated cantaloupe, right? The ones coming from a Colorado farm that are tainted with a food-poisoning-inducing bacteria called listeria? The […]

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The Check-Up: Science Meets Mario Bros.

All those hours my neighbor spent in front of his Super Nintendo when we were growing up could have apparently been put to really good […]

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The Check-Up: Women Coffee Drinkers Are Less Depressed

Ah yes, a reason for me to stick with my morning cup of coffee. A recent study found that women who drink coffee are 20 […]

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The Check-Up: Hate the new Facebook?

If your Facebook friends are anything like mine, you’ve probably had to endure status update after status update of ranting about the new look of […]

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The Check-Up: Impulsive Kids Become Impulsive Adults

File this one under “Things That Probably Won’t Surprise You.” A team of researchers tracked a group of people for 40 (!) years to learn […]

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The Check-Up: Our Air Is Unhealthy

A report out yesterday found that in 2010, Philly had 29 days of dangerous air pollution levels, ranking our region the eighth smoggiest in the […]

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The Check-Up: Sarah Palin Might Be Running

Okay, so there’s no real proof of this, but the folks over at Runner’s World are postulating that former VP candidate and reality star Sarah […]