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.

More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brothers and sisters of children with autism can show signs of the disorder as early as 18 months of age, a new study says.

'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Social host" laws, which hold adults accountable for any underage drinking that takes place on their property, may help curb teenage drinking, according to the preliminary findings of a new study.

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving young children agave nectar or a placebo treatment of flavored, colored water both appear to help reduce cough symptoms at night more than not giving any treatment, according to a new study.

Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many college health centers may lack the resources to fully care for students with chronic health conditions, a new study suggests.