Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' opinions about the Affordable Care Act are sharply divided along political lines, a new study finds.

First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first vaccine to protect against a type of meningococcal bacteria that can cause meningitis has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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.

Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola outbreak in Liberia -- one of three West African nations ravaged by the disease -- may be slowing, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial.

Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014

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

Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that state laws requiring "universal" motorcycle helmet use -- instead of helmet laws just for certain ages -- may lower the rates of traumatic brain injuries in young riders.

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.

Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports.

Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- Diet plays a big role in managing hypertension, and a few simple changes can help improve your blood pressure.