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October 27, 2015

Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of youngsters with food allergies may feel Halloween is more trick than treat, but the holiday's risks can be reduced with some simple precautions, an expert says.

Health Tip: Managing Astigmatism

(HealthDay News) -- Astigmatism occurs when the eye's cornea becomes abnormally shaped, causing blurry vision.

Health Tip: How Foods Impact Glycemic Index

(HealthDay News) -- Glycemic index measures how specific foods affect your blood sugar. Foods with a higher number have a greater impact on blood glucose levels than foods with a lower GI score.

Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While experts know the chances of finding a type of early stage breast cancer known as DCIS increase with age, a new study from Germany shows these cancers are more likely to be aggressive when discovered in older women.

Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) seem to be linked with increased risk of chronic kidney disease, two new studies suggest.

Cutting Sugar From Diet Boosts Kids' Health Immediately: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting most of the sugar from a child's diet can immediately improve health, even if the diet still contains the same amount of calories and carbohydrates as before, a new study suggests.

Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer Americans are dying from heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and injuries, a new study reveals.

Health Highlights: Oct. 27, 2015

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

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