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HealthDay News - January 31, 2017

Got an Itch? Use These Tips for Relief -- and Don't Scratch

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Itchy skin is a common problem, but there are several ways to find relief, a dermatologist says.

Health Tip: Staying Healthy May Not Be Costly

(HealthDay News) -- A commitment to better health doesn't have to mean breaking the bank.

Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy During Winter

(HealthDay News) -- The winter months often mean more time indoors and more frequent illness.

Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis, Study Says

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just a little physical activity seems to go a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds.

The ABCs of Good Zzzzzs

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In case you don't know what makes for healthy sleep habits, a U.S.-based expert panel has defined them for you in a new report.

The Shame of 'Fat Shaming'

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to shame an overweight or obese person into losing weight won't motivate them to do so, and may even raise their risk for heart disease and other health problems, a new study suggests.

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Among teens and young adults with bipolar disorder, researchers have linked brain differences to an increased suicide risk.

Jan. 31 Is Next Deadline to Enroll for Obamacare

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.

Diabetes Risk May Be Higher for HIV-Positive Adults

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests.

Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 6 percent of the world's health-care spending is tied to smoking, a new study reports.

Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer?

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Developing or worsening type 2 diabetes could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, new research suggests.

Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who want a healthy heart should be mindful of not only what they eat, but when they eat, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Can Breath Test Detect Stomach Cancers Earlier?

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A breath test to detect stomach and esophageal cancers shows promise, researchers say.

Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brain imaging enabled four severely "locked-in" patients -- all conscious and aware but unable to communicate -- to answer yes-and-no questions, researchers report.

Health Highlights: Jan. 31, 2017

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

Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When a certain type of fat collects around the heart, it may be a sign of developing heart disease in postmenopausal women, a new study suggests.

Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a bid to stem declining participation in youth tackle football leagues, USA Football said it plans to introduce a much tamer version of the game for young players.