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His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way

April 19, 2018 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.

Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?

April 19, 2018 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.

Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2018 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.

Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud Concerts

April 19, 2018 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.

Even Flies Enjoy Ejaculation: Study

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

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

April 19, 2018 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.

Health Highlights: April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health Tip: Healthy Teeth May Signal Healthy Heart

April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your teeth may be a good indicator of your heart health, the American Heart Association says.

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