'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

SATURDAY, Nov. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The wide variety and complexity of foods served at holiday gatherings can pose a threat for people with food allergies, an expert warns.

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an abuse-resistant, extended release form of the painkiller hydrocodone (best known as Vicodin).

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new hydrocodone tablet that's designed to help thwart abuse.

Health Tip: Seek Treatment for a Broken Toe

(HealthDay News) -- If you break a toe, it may not heal on its own without treatment.

U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New federal mandates controlling the types of meals served at U.S. schools may actually promote eating habits tied to obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.

Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The trans fats found in your favorite junk foods aren't just clogging your arteries: New research shows they might also be messing with your memory.

Health Tip: Enjoying Dried Fruit

(HealthDay News) -- Dried fruit is a versatile, tasty and budget-friendly way to include fruit in your daily diet.

Health Tip: Make Holiday Beverages Healthier

(HealthDay News) -- The holidays are rich with family, fun and food, which often includes high-calorie, high-fat drinks.

Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research on healthy eating has found that home cooking is better than restaurant fare, and that kids who are offered more nutritious food in school cafeterias rarely eat it.

Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in chocolate, wine, fruits and vegetables may help protect people from heart disease caused by air pollution, new research suggests.