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November 02, 2012

Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- As the mother of a child with a severe peanut allergy, Nicole Smith was vigilant about reading labels and making sure teachers and school administrators understood that ingesting even a trace amount of peanuts could kill her son.

Migraines May Hurt Kids' Grades Too

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines may harm children's school performance, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Enlist a Dietician

(HealthDay News) -- If you're having trouble making healthy food choices or getting to your ideal weight, a registered dietitian can help.

Health Tip: Keep Pollen Under Control

(HealthDay News) -- It's impossible to avoid many types of seasonal pollen, but you can take steps to limit your exposure.

Couples' Sexual Relationships Can Suffer During IVF, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A couple's sexual relationship and satisfaction can suffer while attempting to conceive a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study reports.

Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that pregnant women with the autoimmune disease lupus may have a twofold increased risk of preeclampsia, a dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine.

Stem Cell Therapy Reversed Chemo-Linked Infertility in Male Monkeys

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- It might be possible one day to restore male fertility after cancer chemotherapy, new research with monkeys suggests.

Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Offering breast cancer patients a relatively short regimen of acupuncture alongside standard treatment can help alleviate some of the crippling fatigue that often accompanies the disease, according to a new study.

Bacteria Found in Other Products From Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Lab tests have found bacteria in two other medical products made by the Massachusetts-based specialty pharmacy at the center of an ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said Thursday.

Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with kidney disease can improve their health by adding fruits and vegetables to their diet, a new study indicates.

Eating Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk in Whites: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators have found preliminary evidence that eating red meat and poultry seems to boost the risk of breast cancer in white women -- but not black women.

Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Power Slowly Returns to Much of Northeast After Sandy

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Millions more in the storm-ravaged Northeast woke up Friday morning to restored electricity as the region slowly recovers from "superstorm" Sandy.

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