Probuphine Implant Approved for Opioid Dependence

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever buprenorphine implant to treat opioid dependence, the agency said Thursday in a news release.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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."

 Lifestyle Change May Cut Risk for Women With Breast Cancer Genes

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.

 Message for Heart Failure Patients: Exercise

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity may help extend survival for patients with heart failure, a new review suggests.

 1.2 Million U.S. College Students Boozing on Average Day

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When they're not hitting the books, many U.S. college students are hitting the bars or getting high, a new government report shows.

 Some Experts Question Extent of Zika Threat to U.S.

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Are health officials in the United States overreacting to the threat posed by the Zika virus this summer?

 Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer Deaths

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The 2008 global economic crisis has been linked to a sharp rise in deaths from cancer, a new study reports.

 Health Highlights: May 26, 2016

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

 Health Tip: Protect Your Hands While Gardening

(HealthDay News) -- Digging and weeding can pose dangers for your hands, so use caution while working in your garden.

 Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Mexican Meal

(HealthDay News) -- A delicious Mexican meal doesn't have to be high in fat, calories or salt.