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October 15, 2015

Health Tip: Are You Getting Enough Potassium?

(HealthDay News) -- Potassium is an essential nutrient that helps your body regulate blood pressure. Make sure you're getting the amount of potassium daily that's appropriate for you.

Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Booster Seat?

(HealthDay News) -- Booster seats can help keep older children safer before they're ready for safety belts.

Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. government study has reassuring news for concerned parents -- vaccines rarely trigger serious and potentially fatal allergic reactions.

Relax, Parents, Your Teen's Moodiness Should Subside, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For parents dealing with moody teens, a new study offers welcome news: Adolescents do grow out of those emotional swings.

Tribal Study Finds Short Sleep Not Just Curse of Modern Living

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-paced urban lifestyles may not be to blame for the lack of sleep that plagues many people today, a new study shows.

Poorer Cancer Patients May Be Less Likely to Join Clinical Trial

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poor cancer patients are less likely to choose to be in clinical trials of experimental treatments, a new study finds.

Tough Alcohol Policies Linked to Lower Death Rates From Liver Damage

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- States with strong alcohol control policies have lower death rates connected to alcohol-related liver damage, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Oct. 15, 2015

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

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