Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. schools are offering healthier meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less salt, a new government study reports.

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemical burns, respiratory ailments and even deaths tied to accidents in illegal methamphetamine labs are on the rise in the United States, a new study shows.

Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even brief spurts of exercise may benefit children, researchers report.

Health Highlights: Aug 27, 2015

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

Health Tip: If Allergic to Eggs

(HealthDay News) -- People who are allergic to eggs don't have to miss out on the tasty versatility that eggs offer.

Household Dust Harbors Thousands of Microbial Species

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You've got a lot of unsuspected roommates: A new study finds that ordinary house dust contains thousands of species of bacteria and fungi.

Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants at high risk for peanut allergies should be given foods containing peanuts before they reach the age of 1 year, a new consensus statement from 10 medical groups states.

Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gay teen boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than older gay males, researchers report.