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The Check-Up: Would You Drink Blood?

Warning: This story might make your stomach churn. A Kenyan track-and-field athlete at Central Connecticut State University was told by his coach to drink a […]

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The Check-Up: You Might Have a Drinking Problem

A new analysis of over 30 studies on drinking habits has found that younger generations consistently consume more alcohol than older ones. Researchers examined data […]

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The Check-Up: Lung Cancer Rates Declining

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a decline in lung cancer rates, particularly among women. Apparently Western US states—especially California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, […]

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The Check-Up: Having a Heart Attack?

An Oklahoma City inventor has created an electrocardiogram (ECG) device and app that would allow users to monitor heart activity right on their iPhones. A […]

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News That Could Make You Feel Very Happy! (Or Not)

In another example of life’s fundamental unfairness, researchers at UCLA have managed to isolate a gene that’s linked to optimism, self-esteem and “mastery”—the sense that […]

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The Check-Up: What You’ll Eat This Year (in Pounds)

The Atlantic has our top story today, which is actually a chart more than a story. Translation: very little reading required. Anyway, looks like someone […]

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The Check-Up: Dads Have Less Testosterone

Men, I hate to break it to you, but a new study found that a guy’s testosterone level drops after he becomes a parent. And […]

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The Check-Up: Smokers Face Stigma, Even Among Tobacco Users

Like to smoke? A new Gallup poll has found that one in four Americans loses respect for a person when he or she smokes. Ok, […]

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The Check-Up: Finger Length Linked to Health Problems

Have you looked at your hands lately? Like, really, really looked at them? Scientists in Florida have been studying hands to figure out why finger […]

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The Check-Up: Study Says Overweight Young Adults Die Sooner

There’s no way to sugar-coat today’s top health story: Researchers at UNC Chapel Hill are reporting that people who are overweight at age 25 actually […]

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The Check-Up: Another Good Reason to Quit Smoking

With school back in session this week, it’s fitting that today’s health headlines are all about kids. The top story making the rounds is about […]

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The Check-Up: How to Get a Jolt Without Caffeine

Dozing at your desk? A cup of decaf might do the trick. University of London researchers conducted a study to test the placebo effect in […]

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The Check-Up: Hospital Germs Are Everywhere

I came across two tangentially related stories this week that I really wish I’d never read. The first, about hand washing rates in hospitals, found […]

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The Check-Up: Would You Eat Hot Dog Potato Chips?

I did a double take when I saw a Runner’s World post about hot-dog-flavored potato chips. I mean, I know there’s some weird junk food out […]

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The Check-Up: Sniffing Out Heart Failure (Literally)

For the record, if you post a story about an electronic nose that can detect heart failure, and you don’t include a photo, you’re leaving […]