Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy and asthma
triggers lurk everywhere on Halloween, but some simple measures can
keep children safe, an expert says.
Health Tip: If Your Teeth Are Sensitive
(HealthDay News) -- If you find that eating or drinking
something hot or cold delivers a shooting pain to your pearly
whites, you may have sensitive teeth.
Health Tip: Grill Healthier
(HealthDay News) -- Eating healthier doesn't have to mean
dousing the barbeque permanently.
Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Preteen girls' reading
skills can strongly predict whether they'll get pregnant when
they're teens, a new study suggests.
Fish, But Not Fish Oil Supplements, May Shield Against Stroke
TUESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Eating fish, particularly
oily fish, a couple of times a week may help protect you against
stroke, but fish oil supplements don't have the same effect, a new
Junk Food Hurts Your Arteries, But Healthy Meal Might Help
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Every junk-food meal you
eat damages your arteries, while Mediterranean-type meals do no
harm -- and may even have a beneficial effect, according to a new
Common Antidepressants Too Risky During Pregnancy, Researchers Say
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take a popular
class of antidepressants during pregnancy may be risking the health
of their developing fetus, and the risk may outweigh any benefit to
the mother, a new review of data suggests.
Health Risks Will Rise in Sandy's Wake, Experts Warn
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- The torrential rains and
hurtling winds of "superstorm" Sandy are slowly passing through,
along with some of the more acute health dangers such as falling
trees and high flood waters.
Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Laughing, giggling and
making silly faces. Building a tower of blocks together and then
crashing it down. Engaging young children with autism in a program
that involves such fun, interactive play can affect their brain
activity, making it resemble that of children without the disorder,
a new study shows.
Sandy Leaves Massive Blackouts, Flood Damage in Her Wake
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- As the most powerful
storm to hit the U.S. Northeast in a generation rolled toward
Canada Wednesday morning, it leaves behind at least 51 dead and
millions without power in the cities and towns that were unlucky
enough to be in its path.
Health Highlights: Oct. 31, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: