Health Tip: Dealing With a Picky Eater
(HealthDay News) -- It may be difficult to ensure that a finicky
toddler is getting all necessary nutrients. Experts say parents
should be persistent in offering a variety of healthy foods.
Even Homes Without Pets Have Pet Allergens
SUNDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- By taking steps to reduce pet
allergens in their homes, pet owners can reduce the spread of pet
allergens to people who may be allergic, experts say.
Home Environment Affects Asthmatic Kids
SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Children with asthma who
live in single-parent homes are 50 percent more likely to return to
the hospital for treatment within a year than those who live in
two-parent homes, a new study finds.
Runners Can Relax About Holiday Feasting: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for high-mileage
runners: They may be able to help themselves to an extra serving at
holiday meals because variations in diet are less likely to affect
them, researcher say.
Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease
SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to certain types
of air pollution is associated with an increased risk for the
painful joint disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, new research
Air Fresheners, Scented Candles May Spur Allergic Reactions
SUNDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Pumpkin spice candles and
pine-scented air fresheners may evoke the holiday season for some.
For others, those airborne fragrances trigger allergy symptoms --
from runny, itchy noses and sneezing to asthma attacks.
When Dads Have Depression, Kids May Be at Risk, Too
MONDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Children of fathers who seem
depressed are more likely to show signs of behavioral and emotional
problems, although the nature of the link isn't clear, researchers
Experts Debate Tylenol's Safety for Asthmatic Kids
MONDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Taken in the proper dose,
acetaminophen has long been considered one of the safest
over-the-counter medications. It's approved for use in children,
and many obstetricians are even OK with its use during
New Drug Shows Promise Against Huntington's Disease
MONDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- An investigational drug
called pridopidine seems an effective and safe treatment for people
with the progressive movement disorder Huntington's disease,
Where a Child Is Tested May Affect Autism Diagnosis
MONDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Whether health professionals
diagnose a child with autism or with a milder form of the
neurodevelopmental disorder such as Asperger syndrome isn't
determined only by the child's symptoms, but by where the child is
assessed, a new study finds.
School Soda Bans Don't Keep Kids From Sugary Drinks
MONDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Laws that specifically ban
sugar-rich sodas in schools -- but not other high-calorie drinks --
do not reduce consumption of these obesity-generating beverages, a
new study shows.
Judge Blocks FDA Plan for Graphic Cigarette Warnings
MONDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration's plans to require graphic warning labels on
cigarette packs was derailed temporarily Monday when a federal
judge blocked the effort, suggesting it was a violation of the
tobacco industry's First Amendment free-speech rights.