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Health News for 06/13/13

June 13, 2013

Health Tip: Building a Campfire?

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

Power mowers may seem easy to operate, but they can be deadly if misused.
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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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