Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan

(HealthDay News) -- An asthma action plan is a written guide that explains how to manage your asthma, and instructions for when to call the doctor or head to the emergency room.

Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to suffer from chronic constipation and fecal incontinence than kids without the neurobehavioral condition, a new study says.

Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

SUNDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever wondered how the flu virus succeeds at infecting so many people, a new study of mice may offer some insight.

Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Widespread vaccination of teens against whooping cough has resulted in fewer U.S. infants being hospitalized for the respiratory infection, also known as pertussis, according to a new study.

Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Even after working with several nursing experts, first-time mom Katie Sweet wasn't able to make enough of her own breast milk to feed her newborn daughter.

Kids Still Spanked, to Their Detriment, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Spanking can affect a child's behavior and learning ability for years, with the impact of physical discipline reverberating even as kids near adolescence, a new study suggests.

Researchers Report Progress With Growing Hair

MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- There's new hope for anyone who's bald or balding: Researchers report they're getting closer to the goal of cloning hair cells and coaxing them to grow hair once they're replanted in the scalp.

Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2013

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