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HealthDay News - April 05, 2017

Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hip or knee replacement patients who smoke are at increased risk for infections requiring repeat surgery, researchers report.

Health Tip: Too Much Exercise Isn't Good Either

(HealthDay News) -- With all of the warnings that insufficient exercise can be deadly, more must be better, correct?

Health Tip: Add Flavor to Fruit and Veggies

(HealthDay News) -- You know it's important to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, but how can you jazz them up to make them more delicious? It's all in how you cook them.

Many Disabled Adults Aren't Screened for Colon Cancer: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American adults with disabilities have lower colon cancer screening rates than other adults, a new study finds.

Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who were active and exercised regularly before their stroke were less likely to face disability after the attack, researchers say.

The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens' use of the photo-sharing service Instagram has both risks and benefits, a new study out of Belgium suggests.

Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Severe drought can put older people at added risk of heart and lung illness -- and even death, a new study finds.

Surgery May Be Best for Advanced Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer -- can extend the lives of patients whose disease has spread to the abdomen area, new research suggests.

'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As HIV becomes a lifetime disease instead of a killer, researchers say these patients will likely start to mirror other Americans when it comes to the kinds of cancers they develop.

Prolonged Antibiotic Use Tied to Precancerous Colon Growths

TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antibiotics for an extended period in early to middle adulthood might increase your risk for precancerous growths in your colon, a large study suggests.

Skin's Bacterial 'Balance' May Help Trigger Acne

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An unbalanced population of bacteria on the skin may play a major role in acne, according to a new, small study.

Hollywood Villains Are No Dermatologist's Friend

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Movie villains often have a "look," and it's not a good one, a new study reports.

Health Highlights: April 5, 2017

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

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most people see their sleep habits shift as they age, but a new review suggests that some seniors lose the ability to get deep, restorative rest.

Can Stem Cell 'Patch' Help Heart Failure?

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report another step in the use of stem cells to help treat people with debilitating heart failure.

High-Dose Vitamin D Failed to Curb Heart Disease in Study

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking high doses of vitamin D once a month won't lower your risk for heart disease, new research indicates.

'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Yo-yo dieting -- quickly losing weight only to promptly regain it -- may raise the risk of heart problems, a new study suggests.