Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens with poor access to general surgeons are at increased risk of suffering a ruptured appendix, and the risk is particularly high among young children, a new study finds.

Study Shows How Toddlers Adjust to Adult Anger

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers can both sense adult anger and alter their behavior in response to it, new research reveals.

Halloween at the ER Is No Treat

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating may seem like harmless fun, but Halloween injuries send many children to emergency rooms in the United States every year, experts say.

Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live with young children may be less likely to suffer hot flashes after going through surgical menopause, a new study suggests.

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing masks made of latex and taking hayrides are among the Halloween festivities that could be risky for children with asthma, according to the American Lung Association.

Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes

(HealthDay News) -- Halloween costumes may be scary and spooky, but they should still be safe. Parents should make sure costumes don't obstruct vision or increase the risk of falls.

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a common plastics' chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints.

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some food labels may not reliably list all possible food allergens, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep difficulties, particularly problems falling asleep, are common among toddlers and preschoolers with mental health issues, according to a new study.