Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schools

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents don't know if their pre-school or child care facility has an emergency plan in place, a new poll finds.

 Interrupted Sleep Not Good for Your Mood, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waking up several times a night is more likely to put you in a bad mood than a shorter amount of sleep without interruption, a new study finds.

 Snake Bites Take Big Global Toll, Especially Among the Poor

FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Snake bites kill thousands of people worldwide each year due to limited availability of antivenom, an expert says.

 Helping Your Diabetic Child Have a Safe Halloween

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with diabetes don't have to miss out on Halloween fun. There are a number of ways parents can help them celebrate and stick with their treatment, an expert says.

 It's Back to Standard Time This Weekend

FRIDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- When the clocks slide back an hour this Sunday, some people may have trouble adjusting to the change.

 Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds a link between breast-feeding and a woman's reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer.

 'Green' Office May Boost Brainpower

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Workers in "green" offices may think better, a new study suggests.

 Singing Better Than Talking for Soothing Cranky Babies, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Singing keeps babies calm longer than talking, a new study says.

 In Its Third Year, Obamacare Faces Growing Pains

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- America's scramble for health insurance coverage under Obamacare may be slowing to a crawl.

 Ex-NFL Star Helps Spread the Word on Risks Posed by Painkillers

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- During his 12 seasons as a fullback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-foot-1, 250-pound Mike Alstott was known as "The A-Train" -- a punishing runner and blocker and fan favorite.

 Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth Defects

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study did not find any association between two common types of antibiotics taken during pregnancy and a higher risk of adverse effects to the baby.

 Kids Meals, Toys and TV Ads Add Up to Frequent Fast Food: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Television ads for fast-food restaurants that target children have a strong influence on families, especially if they offer a free toy, researchers say.

 Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having babies and breast-feeding may extend a woman's life, new research suggests.

 Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with severe acne remain on antibiotics too long before they are prescribed more effective medication, researchers say.

 Health Highlights: Oct. 30, 2015

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

 Health Tip: Serve up Better Halloween Treats

(HealthDay News) -- Halloween may be a sweet-centered holiday, but all of those treats can take a toll on your waistline.

 Health Tip: Snack After Sports

(HealthDay News) -- As you're packing your child's bag with sports gear, don't forget some healthy snacks. These foods play an essential role in keeping your child fit and fueled on the field.