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HealthDay News - September 14, 2016

Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with food allergies are at increased risk for asthma and hay fever, and the risk rises with the number of food allergies, new research shows.

Health Tip: Too Busy for Breakfast?

(HealthDay News) -- When you're running late in the morning, it may be tempting to grab an unhealthy breakfast food or skip the meal entirely.

Health Tip: Dress for Workout Success

(HealthDay News) -- Your workout attire doesn't have to be fancy, but it should be geared toward making exercise more comfortable.

Drunk as the Company You Keep?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're drinking, the people around you can influence how drunk you think you are, a new British study suggests.

Bodybuilders' Steroid Abuse Linked to Pre-Diabetic Condition

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weightlifters' abuse of anabolic steroids -- synthetic drugs that closely mimic male sex hormones, such as testosterone -- may also lead to insulin resistance, a new study suggests.

Is Summer Peak Time for Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy?

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gestational diabetes -- which arises during pregnancy -- may be more common in the summer than in other seasons, new Swedish research suggests.

45 Potential Toxins Found in Household Dust

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Household dust contains a wide range of toxic chemicals, potentially exposing people to harmful compounds in their own homes, a new evidence review contends.

Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Memory loss and muddled thinking may not be an inevitable part of getting older. New research shows that key brain regions in mentally sharp "super-agers" are similar to those of people much younger.

Antidepressant Might Prevent Depression Following Brain Injury

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can often follow a traumatic brain injury, but new research suggests the antidepressant Zoloft might help prevent this from happening.

Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2016

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

Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine against shingles may offer lasting protection for most older adults who receive it, a new clinical trial found.

Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A clot-busting drug known as tPA can greatly improve stroke outcomes, but it isn't given to minorities nearly as often as it is given to white men, a new U.S. study shows.

Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A single application of an antibiotic gel into the ear might one day offer kids and parents an easier way to treat bacterial ear infections, new animal research suggests.

Laser Device Approved for Nearsightedness

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The VisuMax Femtosecond Laser has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nearsightedness in candidates 22 and older.

Fruits, Veggies Powerful Rx for Kidney Disease: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease patients who eat three to four more servings of fruits and vegetables every day could lower their blood pressure and nearly halve their medication costs, new research suggests.

Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You might need to reconsider that nightly glass of wine (or beer, or liquor) because new research suggests that alcohol may not be as healthy for everyone's heart as previously believed.

Study Sees Link Between Long Naps, Type 2 Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Could long afternoon naps raise your risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A large, decade-long study offers new insights into the treatment dilemmas that many men diagnosed with prostate cancer face: What to do next?