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September 30, 2013

Health Tip: Waking Up at Night

(HealthDay News) -- Teaching healthy sleep habits is among the most beneficial things parents can do for the lifelong health of their children.

Health Tip: Smoking Affects Heart Health

(HealthDay News) -- Smoking is harmful to nearly every part of the body, but it's particularly dangerous for the heart.

Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care: Poll

MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Worried about how you'll pay for long-term care in old age? You're not alone.

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines

MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms what experts have suspected: The decision not to vaccinate children for nonmedical reasons can have far-reaching effects, including raising the risk of infections for other children and their families.

Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Many more children are showing up at emergency departments with traumatic brain injuries -- such as concussions -- from sports activities, a new study finds.

Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows

MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors don't seem to be as quick as they once were to reach for their prescription pads when treating preschoolers for mental troubles, a new study shows.

Shape, Size of Wine Glass May Skew How Much You Pour

MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- You may be serving wine with a heavier hand than you believe: The size, shape and location of a wine glass can affect how much you pour into the glass, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2013

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

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