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HealthDay News - October 30, 2017

Where Do Grains Fit in Your Diet?

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- To cut calories, you may be tempted to cut out carbs in the form of grains. But that could be a mistake -- for a variety of reasons.

Health Tip: Tendinitis 101

(HealthDay News) -- Tendinitis occurs when the thick cords of tissue that connect muscles to bone become inflamed and painful.

Health Tip: Sleep Train Your Baby

(HealthDay News) -- Young infants need 12 to 15 hours of sleep a day, the National Sleep Foundation says. Ideally, those hours are consecutive.

Kids' High Blood Pressure Often Overlooked

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One in every 30 children in the United States has high blood pressure. Now, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics may help doctors screen children 3 years and older for the condition.

Can Good Looks Derail Your Job Hunt?

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Good looks may be a hindrance in the hiring process, a new study suggests.

Teen E-Cig Use May Lead to Regular Smoking

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High school students who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes, a new Canadian study finds.

Doctors Urged to Discuss Cord Blood Donations Early in Pregnancy

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A leading group of U.S. pediatricians is encouraging parents to donate to public cord blood banks after the birth of their children.

Belly Fat Widens Odds of Emergency Surgery Troubles

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Excess belly fat dramatically increases the risk of complications and death after emergency surgery, a new study finds.

Not 'Dead' Yet: Obamacare 2018 Sign-up Begins Nov. 1

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Trump administration's repeated efforts to topple Obamacare have not thwarted the program's annual enrollment for health insurance.

Keep Halloween Spooky, But Safe

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids may encounter some scary surprises on Halloween, but they shouldn't get injured while they go trick-or-treating.

Should Colon Cancer Screening Start at 45, not 50?

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Currently, people at average risk of colon cancer are told to start screening for the disease at age 50. But a new study raises the question of whether earlier screening could be better.

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Risk in Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen is considered the go-to pain medication during pregnancy. But a new study adds to evidence linking the drug to an increased risk of behavioral issues in kids.

High-Pesticide Produce Not the Best Recipe for Fertility

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Couples who are trying to have children should probably be picky about their produce, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 30, 2017

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

When It Pays to Quit, More People Stop Smoking

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Financial rewards and personalized support can improve a smoker's chances of quitting, a new study finds.

Lethal Dangers Lurk Even After Opioid OD Rescue

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addicts saved by the overdose reversal medication naloxone are still in danger following their close brush with death, a new study shows.

Don't OD on Black Licorice This Halloween, FDA Warns

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black licorice candy may be more trick than treat for adults, according to a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning.