Study Finds Eating Nuts Not So Bad for Expectant Mothers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_412ffc2e36.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (BOSTON) -- Women have been advised to stay away from peanut butter while pregnant, with physicians concerned that eating nut products during pregnancy could raise the risk of the mother's children having nut allergies. But a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics says avoiding nuts doesn't mean your child will avoid a nut allergy. In fact, the opposite might be true.

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Your Christmas Ham's Vet May Be the Gatekeeper to Antibiotics

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_43652cf0fd.jpgDigital Vision/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Even though Ross Kiehne keeps his patients in top physical form, they all have only six months to live. That's because Kiehne is a swine veterinarian, and his patients are, well, your Christmas hams. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration hopes that livestock vets such as Kiehne will soon become the gatekeepers for antibiotics in animal feed, keeping the public safe from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Husband Wants Pregnant Wife Off Life Support

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_a2a7cbf749.jpgCourtesy Munoz family via WFAA (FORT WORTH, Texas) -- Erick and Marlise Munoz, both paramedics in Tarrant County, Texas, had talked a lot about end-of-life decisions, including the importance of do-not-resuscitate orders. So when doctors put her on life support after suffering a suspected pulmonary embolism last month, her husband says, he knew her wishes. Marlise, 33, had lost a brother years before and told her husband she never wanted to be kept alive by machines, he says.

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Study Finds Pharmacies Misleading Plan B Buyers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_40575c01a7.jpgdiego cervo/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- Before this year, Plan B, the so-called morning-after pill, was only available to females 17 and older without a prescription before a federal judge ordered removal of all age restrictions. However, a study by Tracy Wilkinson, M.D., a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, reveals that some pharmacies were giving many girls under 17 a difficult time even if they were carrying a prescription from their doctors.

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Nursing Faculty Complains of Bullying

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_579d4fb1b1.jpgInga Ivanova/Thinkstock (CAMDEN, N.J.) -- Kids aren't the only ones who have to worry about getting bullied in school. The same holds true for adults in academia. So says Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden professor Janice Beitz, whose study relates the experiences of 16 nursing professors who alleged being victims of social bullying.

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