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HealthDay News - October 12, 2016

Health Tip: Want Younger-Looking Skin?

(HealthDay News) -- The key to younger-looking skin may be choosing the right care products.

Health Tip: Use a Workplace Gym

(HealthDay News) -- If your workplace offers a gym, take advantage of this great way to get active.

Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery?

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A freezing technique known as cryoablation might be a viable alternative to lumpectomy for treating small, early stage breast cancers, researchers report.

How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Wondering how to tell your kids a baby brother or sister is on the way and how they will react to the news?

Parents of Kids With Food Allergies Believe They're Allergic, Too

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of children with food allergies mistakenly believe they are allergic, too, a new study finds.

Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified more genes linked to the autoimmune disease vitiligo, which causes patches of white skin and hair.

How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You can't smell it or see it, but carbon monoxide can be deadly, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Those memory lapses many women notice around menopause are real, and they can begin at a relatively young age, researchers report.

Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being a parent is more stressful for moms than dads, a new study suggests.

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers used an often-prescribed type of antidepressant during pregnancy may be more likely to develop speech and language disorders, a new study suggests.

Indoor Tanners Aren't Taking Precautions Against Skin Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent indoor tanners don't protect themselves from the sun and are no more likely to be screened for skin cancer than those who don't tan indoors, a new study suggests.

When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare pays some U.S. hospitals two to three times more than others to care for older adults who experience complications after major surgery, a new analysis finds.

Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strenuous exercise during pregnancy doesn't appear to increase the risk of most pregnancy complications for mom or baby, a new report from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says.

Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2016

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

Fitbit, Other Heart Rate Wristbands Often Inaccurate: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Watch-like wristbands that monitor heart rate may not offer true readings during exercise, a small study finds.

Another Study Questions Mammography Screening

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mammography screening is much more likely to find insignificant breast tumors than it is to catch potentially life-threatening cancer in its early stages, a new study claims.

Inhaled Version of Parkinson's Drug May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An inhaled version of the Parkinson's drug levodopa can help when patients experience symptoms between doses of the pill form of the medication, a new, small study finds.

Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus may harm a baby's brain even if the mother is infected just before giving birth, a new study suggests.