Check Up Archive: July, 2010

No need for heart patients to ground themselves

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Here's an interesting piece by Brooke Minters who is working on the Health & Science desk this summer: Would-be globetrotters with heart... Read more

Head lice advice from pediatrics group

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Children who contract head lice should not be kept home from school, according to updated guidance on the common childhood problem from the... Read more

Zinc nasal gels can kill sense of smell

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Most people would do almost anything to get relief from a nose clogged by a cold. A small study by doctors at the University of California-San... Read more

Hospital food safety problems

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Usually food – its quality and safety – are the furthest thing from your mind when you are at the hospital. Back when airlines... Read more

Lessons from Avandia

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: Last week an FDA advisory committee voted to keep GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) diabetes drug, Avandia, on... Read more

Parents with heart disease struggle to exercise

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No doubt the demands of parenting - from the late nights with an infant to the early mornings packing lunches and getting the kids off to school... Read more

Older women, weight gain and memory loss

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Being overweight or obese can have devastating health consequences from increased risk of heart disease and stroke to diabetes and hypertension... Read more

FDA suspends Avandia safety study

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The Food and Drug Administration, today, ordered GlaxoSmithKline to suspend the clinical trial of its diabetes drug Avandia. The move comes... Read more