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Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween

Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) — Allergy and asthma triggers lurk everywhere on Halloween, but some simple measures can keep children safe, an expert says. Potential problems range from ingredients in candy to dust and chemicals in costumes, according to Dr. Stephen Apaliski, author of a book…

Fish, But Not Fish Oil Supplements, May Shield Against Stroke

Two servings per week of an oily fish such as mackerel or sardines seemed beneficial, study found 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 study finds. Researchers analyzed…

Health Tip: Grill Healthier

Avoid the fattier meats (HealthDay News) — Eating healthier doesn’t have to mean dousing the barbeque permanently. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions for healthier grilling: Choose lean meats such as skinless poultry, sirloin or flank steak, bison, pork tenderloin or fish, instead of fattier meats. Marinate meat in a low-sodium dry…

Sandy’s Wrath Brings Massive Blackouts, Flooding Across Northeast

At least 33 are dead and millions are left without power By Margaret Farley SteeleHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — The most powerful storm to hit the U.S. Northeast in a generation cut a swath of destruction through the region Monday night and Tuesday morning, leaving at least 33 dead and millions without…

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids

But breast-feeding and late weaning may cut some of the child’s risk, researchers say TUESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers were overweight and smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk of being overweight, a new study has found. The researchers also found that a high birth weight and rapid weight gain during…