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Filed Under:Health
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Posts / Week:16
Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A hearing test may be able to identify a concussion

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Brains of concussed children have slower and weaker responses to speech.

Medical detectives raced to save a man from a rare, 'universally lethal' disease

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Within hours of diagnosis, a medicine stockpiled only at the CDC was flown to Baltimore to treat African sleeping sickness.

Trump could quickly doom ACA cost-sharing subsidies for millions of Americans

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Obama officials, insurers predict move would create chaos in health law’s marketplaces.

6.4 million sign up for Affordable Care Act plans, more than this time last year

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Researchers worried about the health law’s future are preemptively downloading data about it.

A supervolcano caused the largest eruption in European history. Now it's stirring again.

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

39,000 years ago, an eruption in Italy may have set off a "volcanic winter" that contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals.

Outgoing EPA chief: Science is ‘fundamental to absolutely everything we do.’

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Gina McCarthy mulls the agency's work during the Obama years and how that may be upended by the Trump administration.

The Lost Colony of Roanoke loses its portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientific analysis showed that the painting is from the 1590s. It is one of the few portraits to show the monarch in her later years.

A 23-year-old bodybuilder is being ravaged by ovarian cancer — and Instagramming it all

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

"I love my body because I truly believe that if my body wasn't where it was when I first began, I'd be a lot weaker than I am now,” Cheyann Shaw said.

A divorcing couple asked a judge to treat their dogs like children. Here is his reply.

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

"After all is said and done, a dog is a dog,” the Canadian judge wrote in his ruling. “At law it enjoys no familial rights."

Solution quarantined at NIH after particles are found in it

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The mouth rinse was not given to any one and no one was harmed, an official said.

President Obama expected to ban oil drilling in large areas of Atlantic and Arctic Oceans

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Sources say U.S. and Canadian officials will reach a joint understanding on how to make the new protections as sweeping and politically durable as possible.

Pregnancy changes the brain for as long as two years

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Changes in parts of the brain responsible for social cognition are correlated with how well a mother bonds with her baby

Interior adopts controversial last-minute rule to make the coal industry cleaner

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The Obama administration's parting action, coming after seven years of work on new regulations, is likely to anger coal companies, Republican lawmakers and the incoming Trump administration.

Ronald Reagan nearly died before he became president. The Heimlich maneuver saved him.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Reagan was one of the estimated 10,000 people saved by the Heimlich maneuver, whose creator, Dr. Henry Heimlich, died last week.

Grilled About Deadly Superbug Outbreaks, Execs At Scope Maker Olympus Take Fifth

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Three senior executives at scope maker Olympus Corp., which is under federal investigation for its role in superbug outbreaks, repeatedly invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination...

Please, Baby, Please: Some Couples Try Crowdfunding For IVF

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Crowdfunding is a popular way to raise money for everything from birthday bashes to political protests. But on some of the big online fundraising sites, you’ll find public pleas for something far more...

In Colorado, A Low-Price Drug Cocktail Will Tamp Down Cost of Death With Dignity

last monthHealth : The Checkup

As Colorado’s aid-in-dying law takes effect this month, proponents say they’ll make sure terminally-ill patients have access to a new, affordable drug concoction that will avoid the $3,000 cost of a c...

A corpse tests positive for Ebola and an unusual murder investigation ensues

last monthHealth : The Checkup

‘Hidden Brain’ podcast shows CDC epidemiologists, not homicide detectives, on the case.

Why do sea horses swim upright, look like horses and have male pregnancy?

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Scientists have just sequenced the animal’s genome, and they offer some answers.

Feeling weak, tired or down aren’t normal parts of getting older

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Aging doesn’t have to mean decline, and you should see a doctor if you’re feeling changes.

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