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Health News for 07/03/13

July 03, 2013

Simple Ways to Prevent Fireworks Injuries

Many Fourth of July fireworks-related injuries could be prevented with some common sense, according to experts who advise people to avoid using fireworks at home -- even if they're legal.
Health Tip: Choose Safe Produce

Fresher produce usually means safer produce, so it's important to buy fruits and veggies as fresh as possible.
Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Cold

When your child is miserable with a cold, there are things you can do to help the youngster feel better.
Complications More Likely With Emergency Gallbladder Surgery: Study

Emergency gallbladder surgery carries a higher risk of complications than planned surgery, a new study finds.
H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds

Contrary to previously published reports, the deadly H7N9 bird flu can spread from person to person and may be a serious threat to humans, Chinese health officials report.
Spinal Injury Causes Permanent Damage Within Weeks: Study

For people who suffer a spinal cord injury, irreversible tissue loss occurs within 40 days, which is much sooner than previously thought, researchers say.
Some Farm Workers Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

A new study has raised more concerns about the widespread use of antibiotics in U.S. livestock.
Scientists Make Genetic Discoveries About Limb Development

Thousands of sequences that control genes are active in the development of human limbs, a new study says.
First Organ Grown From Stem Cells Alone: Report

Japanese scientists report they've turned a cocktail of stem cells into the world's first functioning livers.
No Trace of HIV After Stem-Cell Transplants, Researchers Say

Two HIV-positive patients show no trace of virus after receiving chemotherapy and stem-cell transplants as treatment for lymphoma, according to new research.
Health Highlights: July 3, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Obama Administration Delays Key Piece of Health-Reform Law

In a surprise announcement, the Obama administration said Tuesday evening that it was delaying implementation of a key part of its landmark health-reform law -- the requirement that employers with more than 50 workers offer insurance coverage by Jan. 1, 2014 or face fines.



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