Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips From an ER Doc

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- There's no trick to keeping children safe on Halloween; it just takes some basic precautions to make sure the evening is a treat, an expert says.

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Arthritis?

(HealthDay News) -- Your risk for developing the pain and stiffness of arthritis grows as you get older. While that's beyond your control, other risk factors can be prevented.

Health Tip: Getting Rid of Refrigerator Odors

(HealthDay News) -- Cleaning out your refrigerator regularly can help get rid of germs and odors.

Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who live farther away from comprehensive cancer centers are more likely to be diagnosed with later-stage disease, according to new research.

Reports of U.S. Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Questioned

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Has the new "flesh-eating" drug of abuse known as krokodil reached the United States?

Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who spend twice as much time playing organized sports -- especially a single sport -- than they do in free play are more likely to be injured, according to new research.

Poverty May Harm a Child's Brain Development, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up poor might take a toll on a child's brain development, a new study suggests.

Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days can be a big distraction for those who are tethered to their desks, but a new study suggests that sunlight may actually lower the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Young, black women are at higher risk for lupus and suffer more life-threatening complications than white women, a new study says.

Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Activities such as gardening, do-it-yourself projects and housework may be as good as formal exercise when it comes to reducing the risk for heart attack and stroke, Swedish researchers say.

Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2013

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