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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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