Pollen Increasing at Feverish Pace, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Many people believe that this
was the worst year for hay fever, but seasonal allergies will get
worse as pollen counts more than double over the next 28 years, a
new study predicts.
Better Economic Status Tied to Peanut Allergy in Kids: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children in more affluent
families are more likely to develop peanut allergy, a preliminary
Study: Allergies Need to Be Taken Seriously
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The number of emergency room
visits and hospitalizations caused by a life-threatening allergic
reaction called anaphylaxis could be reduced if people with
allergies took proper preventive measures, according to a new
Black Women With Both HIV, Hep C Less Likely to Die From Liver Disease
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Black women infected with
both hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV are less likely to die from
liver disease than white or Hispanic women with the two infections,
a new study finds.
U.S. Med Students May Be Undereducated on Obesity
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. medical schools do a
poor job of teaching students how to deal with weight issues in
obese patients, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Get Fit This Fall
(HealthDay News) -- The crisp fall weather and colorful leaves
make great reasons to get outside and exercise.
Health Tip: Eat Enough Legumes
(HealthDay News) -- Beans, peas and lentils are examples of
legumes -- nourishing foods that pack a lot of energy.
Another Study Links 'Sexting' to Sexual Activity in Teens
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of Dutch teens
finds that few of them frequently engage in risky online activity
related to sex, such as sending naked photos to strangers and
searching for sex partners, but those who do are more prone to have
casual sex in real life.
Exercise a Likely Tool for Parkinson's Patients
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with Parkinson's
disease can improve walking, muscle strength and fitness with
moderate exercise, a new study finds.
Good Feelings About Ex-Employer May Boost Self-Esteem in Jobless
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Unemployed people who still
identify with their former employer report greater well-being than
those who do not have this positive connection from their past,
according to a new study.
Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women's respiratory symptoms
-- such as wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath -- vary
significantly during different stages of the menstrual cycle, a new
Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women with treated and
untreated bipolar disorder are more likely to give birth
prematurely -- before 37 weeks -- and have other pregnancy and
birth complications, according to a new study.
Lone Star Tick Bite Might Trigger Red Meat Allergy: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New research adds to a
growing body of evidence that suggests certain tick bites may cause
even the most seasoned of carnivores to develop an allergy to red
Doctors Often Misinterpret Patients' Wishes, Study Says
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often ignore or
misunderstand what patients want in terms of treatment, and this
"preference misdiagnosis" can be harmful to patients, experts
Study Ties Obesity-Related Gene to Weaker Memory
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- In middle-aged people, a link
may exist between weakened memory and genetic traits associated
with obesity, raising the possibility that extra pounds change how
our brains work, a new study suggests.
Some Kids May Overcome or Outgrow Egg Allergy, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Early new research offers
some hopeful findings for parents of children with food
Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Hip Surgery Increases Stroke Risk in Older Patients: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who undergo total
hip replacement are at greatly increased risk for stroke in the
first few weeks after their surgery, a large new study says.
Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 32 Dead, 438 Sickened, CDC Says
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty-two people have now
died and 438 have been sickened in the fungal meningitis outbreak
linked to tainted steroid injections, U.S. health officials