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HealthDay News - January 27, 2017

High-Mileage Runners Expend Less Energy

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The bodies of runners who put in a lot of mileage appear to be more efficient at running compared to those who run less, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Choose Safe Personal Care Products

(HealthDay News) -- Parents should pay attention to any chemicals that are included in a child's personal care products, such as lotion or body wash.

Health Tip: Avoid Added Sugars

(HealthDay News) -- Sugar is added to so many foods that a person could blow through the recommended daily level well before the end of the day.

Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia

THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parking yourself in front of the TV may make you as likely to develop dementia as people genetically predisposed to the condition, a Canadian study suggests.

Anxiety May Lead to Unneeded Prostate Cancer Treatments

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety may prompt prostate cancer patients to opt for potentially unnecessary treatments, a new study suggests.

Slim But Sedentary: Risk of Prediabetes May Rise

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason to get off the couch: Inactivity is associated with greater risk of prediabetes, even for healthy-weight adults, a new study finds.

Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever heard a loud pop as you bent down to pick something up, you'll be relieved to know that it's normal for your joints to make popping and cracking noises.

If You Can't Stay Off Social Media, Maybe It's in Your Genes

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How many hours you devote to social networking, gaming and other online media may depend on your genes, British researchers report.

Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive weight gain during pregnancy has long been tied to a higher risk for obstetric complications.

1 in 4 U.S. Adults, 1 in 10 Teens Use Tobacco

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the dangers, many American adults and teens still use tobacco products, a new study finds.

Fecal Transplant Shows Early Promise Against Autism

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A small study suggests a novel treatment for kids with autism: Give these young patients a fresh supply of healthy gut bacteria via a fecal transplant.

Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older women treated for a very early form of breast cancer, called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), do not have an overall increased risk of early death compared to their peers, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2017

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

No Torture, Psychologists' Group Says to Trump

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Torture is ineffective and cruel, says a group of U.S. psychologists urging President Donald Trump not to restart the CIA's so-called "enhanced" interrogation program.

Ads for Obamacare Pulled by Trump Administration

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just days before the Jan. 31 deadline for enrollment for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has pulled back advertising for the controversial health care reform law.

Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although this year's flu season appears to be an average one so far, more hospitalizations are being reported and deaths are increasing, federal health officials reported Friday.