Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates.

Healthy Diet, Healthy Eyes

THURSDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help preserve your vision as you age, eye experts say.

Doctor Who Gave Name to Asperger's Syndrome Worked With Nazis: Report

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Austrian doctor who defined Asperger's syndrome may have collaborated with the Nazis and likely played a role in the deaths of hundreds of mentally disabled children, new research claims.

Gene Change May Have Helped Indonesia's Deep-Sea Divers

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For members of an Indonesian group known as the Bajau, the ability to dive deeply for long periods of time appears to be in their genes.

Even Flies Enjoy Ejaculation: Study

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It seems that males of many species -- even the common fruit fly -- get a real buzz from ejaculation.

Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tattoos serve many purposes, perhaps expressing artistry, loyalty or love. Now, scientists working with mice say they've engineered a medical "tattoo" that can screen for early signs of major disease.

Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud Concerts

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High-decibel music blasting at big concert venues is a known cause of short-term hearing loss. But new research suggests drinking doesn't help matters, with drunk concertgoers actually moving closer to loudspeakers.

You and Your Pooch May Have Similar Tummy Bacteria

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The makeup of bacteria in your dog's digestive tract may be more like your own than you think, researchers say.

As Younger Men's Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men under 50 who smoke cigarettes are increasing their risk for a stroke, researchers warn.

Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deep breathing is a great stress reliever, and the technique called mindfulness meditation is a helpful way to use breathing to get more in touch with your inner self.

His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than men to suffer a knee injury called an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But -- surprisingly -- the injury occurs the same way in both genders, a new study reveals.

Health Highlights: April 19, 2018

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

Health Tip: Living With Cardiomyopathy

(HealthDay News) -- Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that causes the heart to become enlarged, rigid or thicker.

Health Tip: Healthy Teeth May Signal Healthy Heart

(HealthDay News) -- Your teeth may be a good indicator of your heart health, the American Heart Association says.

More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday.