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HealthDay News - January 18, 2017

Men: Here Are Ways to Healthier, Younger-Looking Skin

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many men don't think about skin care but they should, a dermatologist says.

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 patients seeking facial plastic surgery suffers from a mental illness that distorts their perception of physical defects, but doctors often don't spot the problem, new research suggests.

Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women need to be aware their risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. Half of all cases affect women age 63 or older, according to specialists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

Health Tip: Investing in Your Fitness

(HealthDay News) -- Before you invest in exercise equipment or a workout plan, make sure you're making a wise choice.

Health Tip: Get Moving Toward a Healthier You

(HealthDay News) -- A healthier you could be within reach if you follow a few guidelines.

Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Back pain is common but not inevitable, an orthopedist says.

Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans who live in poor neighborhoods are at higher risk for heart disease and stroke than those who live in wealthier areas, a new study finds.

Could Grilled, Smoked Meats Lower Survival After Breast Cancer?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Research has suggested that diets high in barbecued, grilled and smoked meats could increase the risk of breast cancer. Now, a new study finds these cooking methods may also lower survival after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) have high survival rates, a new study finds.

Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A quick chat with low-income families about financial incentives to eat more fruits and vegetables increased consumption of these items, U.S. researchers say.

Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalization-related delirium may speed mental decline in patients with dementia, a new study suggests.

Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just 20 minutes of moderate exercise may dampen inflammation in the body, researchers say.

Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might age a lot faster if you sit too much, a new study warns.

Soft Robotic Sleeve Shows Promise for Failing Hearts

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are reporting some early success with a "soft robotic" device aimed at treating advanced heart failure.

FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new U.S. government guideline classifies fish into three categories of safety to help pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and parents of young children make healthy choices.

MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- MRI scans shortly after birth might help determine which premature babies have sustained a brain injury that will affect their development, a new study reports.

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say.