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Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knee surgery patients are usually instructed to wait two weeks after surgery to take a shower to reduce the risk of infection. But a small new study suggests this may not be necessary.

Researchers found no differences in bacterial swabs from those who waited two weeks to shower compared with t...

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FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new long-acting implant that can help treat people addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"Opioid abuse and addiction have taken a devastating toll on American families. We must do everything we can to make new, innovat...

Fewer U.S. Kids Die From Abusive Head Trauma: CDC

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Half as many babies and preschoolers in the United States are dying from abusive head trauma as in 2009, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Deaths of children under age 5 from this form of violence dropped an average 13 percent annually between 2009 and 2014, with the biggest falloff...

Breast Milk Best From the Breast?

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants fed directly from the breast are less likely to develop ear infections than those who are fed pumped breast milk from a bottle, a new study suggests.

The study also found that infants who receive breast milk by either method have a lower risk of diarrhea.

Researchers studied ...

Tough Economy, Alcohol Fuels Suicide Risk in Men: Study

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking may fuel the risk of suicide among men when the economy is sinking, new research suggests.

Previous studies found a link between increased suicide risk among Americans and economic downturns. So, investigators from the University of California, Los Angeles decided to examine the...

Fastballs a Fast Track to 'Tommy John Surgery'?

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that throwing a lot of fastballs may increase a pitcher's risk of an elbow injury requiring "Tommy John surgery."

"Our findings suggest that throwing a high percentage of fastballs rather than off-speed pitches puts more stress on the elbow," said study author Dr. Robert Kell...

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