Make the Most of This Weekend's Time Change

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few simple steps can help make this weekend's time change easier to cope with, a sleep expert says.

 Halloween at the ER Is No Treat

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating may seem like harmless fun, but Halloween injuries send many children to emergency rooms in the United States every year, experts say.

 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.

 Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Access to generic hormone therapy medicines improves the chances that breast cancer patients will stick with their drug treatment, a new study found.

 Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Hispanic women, two new U.S. studies show.

 Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Car Injury

(HealthDay News) -- More than 2.5 million Americans visited emergency departments as a result of motor vehicle crashes in 2012, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Health Tip: Keep Certain Foods Isolated

(HealthDay News) -- Foods such as meat, seafood, poultry and eggs must be separated from other edibles to prevent possible cross-contamination with germs.

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 Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most.

 'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, people across the United States spend an estimated 30 billion hours caring for older relatives and friends, which costs $522 billion, according to new research.

 Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The skin condition eczema may increase slightly the risk of broken bones and injured joints, a new study reports.

 Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports.

 Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study.

 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.

 World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The World Bank pledged Thursday an additional $100 million in the fight against the Ebola outbreak wreaking havoc in West Africa.

 4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A full-court press involving all public health tactics known to prevent Ebola transmission will be required to quell the current West African epidemic, a new study reports.

 Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are clear differences in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome and the brains of healthy people, new research indicates.