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 suggests.

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 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.

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 study says.

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 meat.

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 say.

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 allergies.

Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2012

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