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Health News for 11/08/13

November 08, 2013

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Health Tip: Get Exercise Every Day

Daily exercise needn't feel like a burden. It can be as simple as taking a daily stroll with the family.
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Around Animal Exhibits

Petting zoos are fun for children and a great way to expose them to different animals. But parents should take precautions to protect against germs.
Gelatin Allergy May Mean Extra Care Is Needed With Flu Shot

If you're allergic to gummy bears or marshmallows, you may need to be careful when getting a flu shot.
Cat Allergies Double Among Asthma Sufferers, Study Reveals

The number of people with asthma who are allergic to cats is on the rise -- it's doubled over 18 years, a new study finds.
Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma

Women are more likely than men to have asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases, a new study says.
Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever: Study

Hay fever is more common among children in the southern and southeastern United States than in other regions, according to a large new study.
Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?

Bone marrow transplants may help cure peanut allergies, a new case study suggests.
What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?

The life-threatening health problems that a 9-year-old boy with autism faced recently shed light on an issue that is rarely discussed.
Non-Delivery Hospital Stay May Raise Clot Risk During Pregnancy

Pregnant women are at an increased risk for blood clots if they're admitted to the hospital for reasons other than delivery, a new study finds.
Could Mothers' Allergy Shots in Pregnancy Lower Kids' Risk?

Women who get allergy shots before or during pregnancy may lower the odds that their offspring will suffer from asthma, food allergies or eczema, a preliminary new study suggests.
Study Probes Why Exercise Leaves Women More Breathless Than Men

It's widely known that women find it harder to breathe during exercise than men of a similar age -- even among those with heart and lung disease. And now researchers say they've discovered why.
Poor Diet May Spur Inflammation-Related Health Problems

People with diets that promote inflammation -- such as those high in sugar and saturated fats -- are at increased risk for early death from all causes, including gastrointestinal tract cancers, a new study suggests.
Nutritionists: FDA Trans Fat Ban Good for America's Heart Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposal to ban trans fats from the food supply will trigger some scrambling by manufacturers and restaurant chains, but ultimately it will be a boon to the nation's health, dietitians say.
Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix

Doctors are warning people who take certain drugs for high blood pressure to watch out for a rare but sometimes serious side effect.
Health Highlights: Nov. 8, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
White House Boosts Insurance Coverage for Mental Illness

U.S. health officials unveiled long-awaited rules Friday that require insurance companies to cover treatment for mental illnesses and addiction the same way they cover physical illnesses.

 

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