'Food Challenges' Provide Best Allergy Diagnoses: Study

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Too few American doctors use oral food challenges to diagnose food allergies even though this type of test is considered the gold standard, according to a new study.

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.

Text Message Reminders Prompt Kids to Take Asthma Medicine

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Text message reminders help children -- but not teenagers -- stick with their asthma medication schedule, a new study finds.

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 suggests.

Pregnancy Safe for Most Women With Lupus: Study

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy is safe for most women with stable lupus, a new study indicates.

Tips to Manage This Weekend's Time Change

FRIDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- When the clocks go back an hour this weekend, some people may have trouble adjusting to the time change.

Knee Arthritis Striking at Younger Ages, But Weight Loss May Help

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis of the knee is striking Americans at younger ages, new research has found, but shedding a few pounds if you're overweight may reduce your risk.

Vitamin D, Interferon Alpha Vaccine Show Promise Against Lupus

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental treatments take aim at the destructive immune response believed to cause lupus, according to new research presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.