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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Stephen Hawking, Kris Jenner and other famous people with plans to send humans to Mars

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Bill Gates may be the only celebrity billionaire who's “not big on this whole Mars thing.”

Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a bill that would dramatically transform the nation’s Medicaid program, make significant changes to the federal health law’s tax credits that help l...

Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Rachael Goldring was born with congenital heart disease. Had she been born a few decades earlier, she probably would have died as a baby. Now 24, Goldring is part of a population of patients who prese...

Not quite half of American teens have had sex by 18. That's actually low.

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The percentage of sexually active teens has been gradually declining since 1988, according to the CDC.

FDA Ruling On Aussie Biotech Could Boost Congressman’s Investment

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

An Australian biotech company whose largest shareholder is a U.S. congressman has the greenlight to begin human trials in the U.S. for a drug to treat advanced multiple sclerosis. The Food and Drug Ad...

Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth's clock runs out

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The astrophysicist thinks we should prepare for a cosmic exodus in the next 200 to 500 years.

Mountain lions are terrified by the voices of Rush Limbaugh and Rachel Maddow

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Scientists spent several days scaring the big cats with their chatter in an effort to understand how fear of humans shapes their ecosystem.

The New War On Sepsis

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than a dozen patients showing signs of sepsis. They included a 61-year-old mechanic with...

A Clinic Mix-Up Leaves Pregnant Woman In Dark About Zika Risk

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Hospital officials in Washington state have apologized after failing for months to inform a pregnant woman she was likely infected with the Zika virus that can cause devastating birth defects. Andrea...

EPA plans to buy out more than 1,200 employees by the end of summer

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Employees who accept buyouts must leave the agency by early September.

U2's The Edge talks up food as an anti-cancer weapon

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The rock group's famed lead guitarist wants more research into how foods might help ward off the disease.

200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care products

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The group has concerns about the impact of triclosan and triclocarban on the environment and on human health.

House Democrats urge White House to lift ban on information sharing

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Pelosi, others write to attorney general and White House counsel against ‘unprecedented gag order’

NASA finds 10 new potentially habitable, 'Earth-like' worlds

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Scientists are using the Kepler space telescope to determine how many exoplanets our galaxy may harbor. And just maybe they'll answer the question: Are we alone?

This river kills thousands of wildebeests — then gives life to everything else.

last monthHealth : The Checkup

It might look awful when thousands of wildebeests drown and get chomped on by huge crocodiles during their crossing of the Mara River in the Serengeti. But a new report concludes that it has to happen for the river and the host of animals it supports to survive.

Trump 'simply does not care' about HIV/AIDS, say 6 experts who just quit his advisory council

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Nearly one-third of the presidential advisory council on HIV/AIDS resigned in frustration last week.

Long before they conquered the Internet, cats took over the world

last monthHealth : The Checkup

A large-scale study of ancient cat DNA suggests that cats spread out of northern Africa and the Fertile Crescent in two waves — and that some even hit the high seas in Viking ships.

Carrie Fisher's death shines a light on an underrated health problem

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The “Star Wars” star was vocal about her struggles with mental illness and drug addiction, but she said almost nothing about the disease that contributed to her death.

Some seniors just want to be left alone after leaving the hospital

last monthHealth : The Checkup

But post-discharge home visits can make a difference in recovery.

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