Health Tip: Exercising With Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Becoming active and exercising daily benefits almost anyone -- even those with a chronic health condition. But you should always get your doctor's approval.

Health Tip: Handling Food During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Women are more susceptible during pregnancy to foodborne illness, which also can harm the unborn baby, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.

Liberal or Conservative: Study Finds Childhood Influence

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A person's temperament in childhood and the type of parenting they received have a major effect on their political beliefs, according to a new study.

Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Hypnosis may help reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women, cutting down their frequency as much as 74 percent, researchers say.

An Elephant That Speaks Korean?

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Koshik the Asian elephant can "speak" and make himself understood to humans using five words of Korean, according to a new report.

Multiple C-Sections Linked to Raised Complication Risks: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who've had multiple cesarean deliveries are at increased risk for complications and preterm deliveries, a new study finds.

Cancer Drug Reduced Relapses in MS Patients: Studies

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug alemtuzumab (Campath) reduces the risk of disease relapse in people with multiple sclerosis, two new trials show.

For Many, 'Superstorm' Sandy Could Take Toll on Mental Health

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Some of the numbers are staggering: more than 75 Americans dead, thousands evacuated from their homes, millions left without power for days and billions of dollars in damage from "superstorm" Sandy.

Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure can damage the structure of the brain in people as young as 40, a new study finds.

Sandy's Death Toll Rises, Even as East Coast Struggles Back to Life

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- New York City and other centers hit by "superstorm" Sandy began to restore power and transportation Wednesday and early Thursday, even as the recovery of more bodies pushed the death toll from the storm higher.

Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: