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HealthDay News - April 18, 2016

Health Tip: Quench Your Thirst in a Healthier Way

(HealthDay News) -- If you're thirsty for a more nutritional drink, the American Heart Association offers alternatives to sugary beverages:

Health Tip: Easing Eye Allergies

(HealthDay News) -- When your eyes turn red, water and itch, it can make you miserable.

Generic Hepatitis C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Brand Names: Study

SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low-cost generic antiviral drugs are as effective and safe as more expensive brand-name drugs in treating people with hepatitis C, researchers report.

Sunscreen Delays Melanoma in Mice, Researchers Say

SUNDAY, April 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Applying 30 SPF sunscreen to mice before they were exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation delayed the development of melanoma, researchers report.

Regular Exercise May Boost Prostate Cancer Survival

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking to a moderate or intense exercise regimen may improve a man's odds of surviving prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help

SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although depression, stress and exhaustion are known to increase heart attack risk, people who've already had a heart attack may not be getting the treatment they need for these conditions, new research suggests.

Getting Active After Knee Replacement Might Raise Hip Fracture Risk

SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get more active, their odds for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new study suggests.

Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what may come as no surprise to many parents, toddlers who crave sweet-tasting foods are at higher risk for excess weight gain than those who prefer salty treats, a new study shows.

Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American adults believe children have worse emotional and mental health than children in previous generations, a new survey shows.

Americans Embraced Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to look more kissable perhaps, Americans underwent a record number of lip procedures last year.

Drug Seems to Extend Survival for Advanced Melanoma Patients

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of advanced melanoma patients were still alive five years after starting therapy with the cancer drug nivolumab (Opdivo), researchers are reporting.

Health Highlights: April 18, 2016

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