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HealthDay News - January 16, 2019

Health Tip: Don't Ignore Changes in Skin Color

(HealthDay News) -- You should never ignore a change in skin color, especially if you have cancer, the American Cancer Society says.

Health Tip: Build Stronger Bones

(HealthDay News) -- The foods you eat and drink during childhood will impact the strength of your bones as you age, the Nemours Foundation says.

Strike Up the Band for Better Grades

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Not every budding musician will become a rock star, but studying music has brain bonuses for kids, even those who don't take up an instrument until their teen years.

Recycling: A Renewed Effort Is Needed

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most people know how important recycling is for a healthier environment, yet a survey by the Pew Research Center showed that Americans may not always put that knowledge into practice.

New Leash on Life? Staying Slim Keeps Pooches Happy, Healthy

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Carrying extra pounds isn't just bad for humans: New research indicates dogs' lives may be significantly shorter if they're overweight.

Heart-Healthy Living Also Wards Off Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There could be an added bonus to keeping your cardiovascular health on track -- a heart-healthy lifestyle can also prevent type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

Dermatologists Cut Back on Antibiotics But Still Prescribe the Most

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. dermatologists are prescribing fewer antibiotics overall but are writing more short-term orders for the drugs, a new study finds.

Two-Thirds of Poor U.S. Women Can't Afford Menstrual Pads, Tampons: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A study of nearly 200 poor women living in the St. Louis area found that two out of three had to go without feminine hygiene products at least once over the prior year, due to cost.

Health Highlights: Jan. 16, 2019

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