Blog Profile / The Checkup


URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/
Filed Under:Health
Posts on Regator:8160
Posts / Week:16.7
Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

What the new gravitational waves discovery means for the future of astronomy

17 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The landmark detection paves the way to detect more neutron star collisions and probe the mysteries of dark energy.

Alligators are out there eating sharks, no big deal

18 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Alligators in Florida and Georgia were documented eating stingrays, too.

China's 8½-ton space lab will soon crash to Earth. No one knows where it will hit.

18 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Pieces weighing up to 220 pounds could make it to the Earth's surface. Somewhere.

A 2-year-old's kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father's probation violation

18 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Anthony Dickerson said doctors want him to prove that he has complied with his parole officer for the next three months.

Desperate Puerto Ricans line up for water — at a hazardous waste site

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Past water tests at the site have shown the presence of potentially harmful industrial solvents.

Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

For the first time, scientists observed a cosmic phenomenon using both gravitational wave detectors and traditional telescopes, starting a new kind of astrophysics.

Gynecology museum’s 4,500 items tell an interesting and odd medical tale

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Forceps that look like salad tongs, a practice doll for childbirth and rubber condoms

Maggots, worms, amoebas: Animal Planet explores ‘criminal acts’ of parasites

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Be wary of these unwelcome guests when you travel, says “Monsters Inside Me” biologist.

What does melting Arctic ice mean to the world, major libraries ask

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

A multinational effort seeks answers through events, readings and Web-based exhibitions.

Women in developing nations often get less eye care than men

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

They suffer disproportionately from trachoma, which can lead to blindness.

Vision problems — dry eye among them — affect more women than men

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

They’re also vulnerable to serious disorders such as age-related macular degeneration.

The story of Jewish health goes way beyond the healing nature of chicken soup

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

A museum exhibit looks at how Jews in America created their own health-care system.

High blood pressure in midlife might be a risk factor for later dementia

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

A study finds elevated risk for women starting in their 40s, but no similar issue for men.

A mother was jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son. Now she's outraged he's been immunized.

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Rebecca Bredow served nearly a week in county jail for defying a court order to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated.

Tell The Washington Post: What's changed since the March for Science?

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

It's been six months since science supporters marched on Washington.

Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatments

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists at major cancer centers detail the most common side effects of CAR T-cell immunotherapy and ways to spot and reduce them.

Knowingly infecting others with HIV is no longer a felony in California. Advocates say it targeted sex workers.

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Debate has raged about a new California law that reduces penalties for knowingly or intentionally exposing someone to HIV. But the statistics show it mostly affected sex workers.

'Insane' discovery: 30,000 bees — and 40 pounds of honey — inside the walls of a house

last weekHealth : The Checkup

“These are the most aggressive bees I think I've ever cut out of a hive,” beekeeper Mickey Hegedus said.

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