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October 30, 2013

Halloween Treats Can Spook Kids' Teeth

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Halloween can have frightful effects on children's teeth if parents aren't careful, experts warn.

Health Tip: Snack Healthier for a Better Smile

(HealthDay News) -- Eating foods with less added sugar can lead to a healthier smile, especially among children, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.

Health Tip: When Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes Symptoms

(HealthDay News) -- Deep vein thrombosis is a dangerous condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein deep within the legs. The clot ultimately can break away and travel to the lungs.

Hormone Levels May Help Predict Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors might better predict a woman's risk for breast cancer by tracking levels of key hormones, Harvard researchers report.

Balance Training Seems to Prevent Falls by Elderly

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise programs meant to prevent falls in seniors may also help prevent injuries caused by falls, according to a new review.

Think You Know What Your Child's Up to Online? Think Again

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Parental perceptions can be way off when it comes to what their kids are exposed to while surfing the Internet, according to a new study that puts an e-spin on the enduring generation gap.

Suicide a Risk for Young Cancer Patients, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of cancer may put teens and young adults at risk for suicide, a new study finds.

E-Cigarettes May Not Be Gateway to Smoking: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes don't appear to entice teens to try smoking tobacco, a new study says.

Study of Twins Shows How Smoking Ages the Face

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A study comparing the faces of identical twins confirms what many smokers fear -- the habit does prematurely age a person's skin, taking a serious toll on looks even after just five years.

Health Highlights: Oct. 30, 2013

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