Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on religious grounds.

With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Back-to-school time provides an opportunity for parents to develop an exercise plan that fits into the family schedules, an expert suggests.

Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests.

Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of developing food allergies, a new study finds.

College Prep 101

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College can be a challenging time for young people, but there are a number of things they can do to make the most of their new life, an expert says.

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers are less likely than white moms to breast-feed their babies, and here's one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents do less to promote nursing than those in areas with more white residents, a U.S. government study finds.

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure.

Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

(HealthDay News) -- Inexperienced teen drivers, facing a host of potential distractions, are more likely than older people to be involved in an accident.

Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- A child's fear can interfere with sleep, but parents can offer soothing words of calm and reassurance.