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October 30, 2015

Health Tip: Snack After Sports

(HealthDay News) -- As you're packing your child's bag with sports gear, don't forget some healthy snacks. These foods play an essential role in keeping your child fit and fueled on the field.

Health Tip: Serve up Better Halloween Treats

(HealthDay News) -- Halloween may be a sweet-centered holiday, but all of those treats can take a toll on your waistline.

Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- During his 12 seasons as a fullback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-foot-1, 250-pound Mike Alstott was known as "The A-Train" -- a punishing runner and blocker and fan favorite.

In Its Third Year, Obamacare Faces Growing Pains

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- America's scramble for health insurance coverage under Obamacare may be slowing to a crawl.

'Green' Office May Boost Brainpower

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Workers in "green" offices may think better, a new study suggests.

Kids Meals, Toys and TV Ads Add Up to Frequent Fast Food: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Television ads for fast-food restaurants that target children have a strong influence on families, especially if they offer a free toy, researchers say.

Singing Better Than Talking for Soothing Cranky Babies, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Singing keeps babies calm longer than talking, a new study says.

Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with severe acne remain on antibiotics too long before they are prescribed more effective medication, researchers say.

Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having babies and breast-feeding may extend a woman's life, new research suggests.

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds a link between breast-feeding and a woman's reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer.

Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth Defects

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study did not find any association between two common types of antibiotics taken during pregnancy and a higher risk of adverse effects to the baby.

Low-Fat Diets No Better Than Other Plans: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-fat diets are often promoted as a superior way to lose weight, but they're no more effective than other types of diets, a new review indicates.

Health Highlights: Oct. 30, 2015

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

It's Back to Standard Time This Weekend

FRIDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- When the clocks slide back an hour this Sunday, some people may have trouble adjusting to the change.

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