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October 16, 2015

Health Tip: Shop Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

(HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating doesn't have to dent your wallet.

Health Tip: Cooking With Oil

(HealthDay News) -- Cooking with a bit of oil can add flavor and healthier fat to your meal. Just be careful not to overdo it.

Many Skin Cancer Patients Skip Routine Self-Exams

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who've had melanoma skin cancer don't regularly check their skin for new or recurring signs of cancer, a new study reveals.

Study Sees Link Between High Cholesterol and Tendon Trouble

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol levels may increase your risk of tendon problems and pain, a new study suggests.

During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HDL cholesterol is commonly called the "good" cholesterol, but new research suggests that it could be harmful to women going through menopause.

Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a link between brain inflammation and schizophrenia.

Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With flu season underway, many people will choose to be vaccinated, in the hopes of warding off a debilitating bout of fever, sneezes, coughs and aches.

Big Brain Doesn't Mean Big Smarts

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a big brain doesn't guarantee you'll have an outsized IQ, a new analysis indicates.

Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease patients with a sunny disposition are more likely to exercise, stick with their medications and take other steps to ward off further heart trouble, a new study suggests.

Antibiotic Resistance Could Threaten Surgery, Chemo Patients

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More people will die from common surgical procedures and cancer treatments if dangerous bacteria continue to develop resistance to widely used antibiotics, a new study warns.

Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2015

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

Pill for Low Libido in Women Goes on Sale on Saturday

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "little pink pill" -- the controversial drug intended to boost flagging sex drive in women -- goes on sale on Saturday.

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