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June 13, 2013

Health Tip: Building a Campfire?

(HealthDay News) -- Creating a campfire can be fun and practical, but it can lead to disaster if you don't follow some basic safety rules.

Health Tip: Be Smart While Mowing the Lawn

(HealthDay News) -- Power mowers may seem easy to operate, but they can be deadly if misused.

Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- For dads aiming at marital bliss, a new study suggests just two factors are especially important: being engaged with the kids, for sure -- but also doing a fair share of the household chores.

TV Commercials May Spur Junk Food Habit in Kids, Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- The types of TV shows that families watch influences the amount of junk food that preschool children eat, a new study suggests.

Tobacco Ads Spark Teen Smoking, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- The more tobacco advertising teenagers see, the more likely they are to start smoking, according to a new study.

Which Women Might Benefit From Drugs to Prevent Breast Cancer?

THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Newly identified genetic variations may help predict which women will respond to breast cancer prevention therapy, a new study suggests.

Old Bones Give Clues to Leprosy's Demise in Europe

THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- A close look at some very old bones is shedding light on the elimination of leprosy in Europe, where it was a major scourge until medieval times.

Deep Brain Stimulation Studied as Last-Ditch Obesity Treatment

THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, researchers have shown that implanting electrodes in the brain's "feeding center" can be safely done -- in a bid to develop a new treatment option for severely obese people who fail to shed pounds even after weight-loss surgery.

Health Highlights: June 13, 2013

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

Supreme Court Rules That Human Genes Can't Be Patented

THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for medicine, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that human genes cannot be patented.

Xgeva Approved for Rare, Non-Malignant Tumor

THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Xgeva (denosumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat giant cell tumor of the bone (GCTB), a rare tumor that's most often non-cancerous.

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