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May 18, 2015

Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Swimming Pools Can Harbor Germs

(HealthDay News) -- While most swimming pools contain chemicals to help kill germs, these germ-destroyers may not be 100 percent effective all the time.

Health Tip: Set Regular Eating Times for the Family

(HealthDay News) -- A regular meal schedule can help the whole family maintain normal weight and practice healthy eating habits.

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study

SATURDAY, May 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying surgery for kidney stones can increase the risk of complications, raising health care costs, a new study finds.

Shift Work Linked to Health Problems

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Shift work may harm your health, a new study warns.

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink heavily appear to have significant abnormalities in brain development, a new study finds.

Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids in daycare and preschool may not be getting enough physical activity, according to a new study.

Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While chest pain sends many people to the nearest hospital emergency department, most patients may not need a costly hospital stay as a result, a new study suggests.

Parents of Child Cancer Patients Prefer Honesty, Study Finds

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's better for doctors to be open with parents about their child's cancer prognosis, even if the news is bad, researchers say.

Combo Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise

SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two medications that target the most common genetic cause of cystic fibrosis improved lung function in people with the disease. The combination therapy also reduced the rate of lung infections and other problems, according to a new study.

Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines

SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel's conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds.

Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S.

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Suicides among black American children have increased in recent years, while fewer white children are killing themselves, a new analysis finds.

Health Highlights: May 18, 2015

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

FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A certain class of type 2 diabetes drugs can lead to a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

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