Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens with poor access to general surgeons are at increased risk of suffering a ruptured appendix, and the risk is particularly high among young children, a new study finds.

Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live with young children may be less likely to suffer hot flashes after going through surgical menopause, a new study suggests.

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.

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.

'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.

Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity may change the way young people react to chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, new research suggests.