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October 27, 2014

Health Tip: Get Kids Outdoors

(HealthDay News) -- Kids should be outside, getting fresh air, exploring and playing, avoiding gadgets and getting lots of exercise.

Health Tip: Use Sidewalks When Trick-or-Treating

(HealthDay News) -- When your little ones are out trick-or-treating on Halloween, make sure they aren't so focused on their candy stash that they forget basic safety.

Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

SUNDAY, Oct. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lab-created cocoa drink appears to improve normal age-related memory loss, a small study suggests.

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.

Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows.

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report.

N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Faced with pressure from the White House and criticism from infectious-disease experts, the governors of New York and New Jersey have eased their tough quarantine measures that required all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be forced into isolation.

Health Highlights: Oct. 27, 2014

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

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