Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of the musician Prince's death from a painkiller overdose, a new study suggests some opioid-related deaths could be prevented by routinely prescribing an antidote for certain patients who take the medications.

Walking: The Cheap, Easy Workout

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Walking is a simple and inexpensive exercise that has been shown to offer numerous benefits for bones, muscles and joints.

Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood.

Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who have blood pressure in the high-normal range may have an increased risk for metabolic syndrome after they give birth, a new study indicates.

Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help reduce a woman's risk of physical disability as she grows older, a new study suggests.

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People dying naturally of old age often receive unnecessary end-of-life medical treatments in hospitals, a new global study finds.

Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk for Fatal Heart Attack?

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests.

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have cancer or dementia tend to receive more end-of-life care than those dying from other conditions, a new study of Veteran Affairs hospitals finds.

Even 'Good' Insurance Comes With Hidden Hospital Bills

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Quality private health insurance is no protection against large out-of-pocket bills following routine hospital stays, a new study warns.

Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another sign that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face additional health risks, a new study finds they're more likely to drink heavily and smoke.

Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: June 27, 2016

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

Health Tip: Plan Ahead to Minimize Jet Lag

(HealthDay News) -- While it's difficult to adjust to a new time zone, a little prep work can make the transition easier.

Health Tip: Meditation Can Help You Relax

(HealthDay News) -- Meditation can be a relaxing ritual that helps ease your mind and body.