Cells Throughout Body May Detect Smells, Chemists Say

SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood may be able to "smell" that fresh coffee or cinnamon bun, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: How to Safely Store Eggs

(HealthDay News) -- Practicing good food safety rules is just as important with eggs as it is with meat.

Health Tip: Be Safe at the Beach

(HealthDay News) -- When your family is headed to the beach for some fun in the sun, it's a good idea to go over a few basic safety rules to keep everyone safe.

Breast Cancer Death Rates Higher for Black Women: Study

SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Black breast cancer patients are more likely to die than white patients, regardless of the type of cancer, according to a new study.

Study Locates More Obesity Genes

SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- New gene locations linked to obesity have been pinpointed in a large study by an international team of researchers.

For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes

SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Older women diagnosed with breast cancer years after their last mammogram, and those who never had a mammogram, have an increased risk of dying from their cancer, a new study suggests.

Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- A compound found in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks promotes hardening and clogging of the arteries, otherwise known as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests.

Potions From the Past Held More Than a Snake-Oil Promise: Study

SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers applying 21st-century science to investigate a collection of 19th-century medicines discovered that the antique jars held both noxious and promising potions once sold as quick cures for everything from commonplace to dreaded diseases.

Kids Given Big Plates Help Themselves to More Food

MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Small kids who are given large plates and then allowed to serve themselves take more food and consume more calories, new research finds.

Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior

MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike typically developing children who copy almost everything they see, kids with autism rarely imitate or repeat any nonsensical or silly behavior, according to a small new study.

When Teens Focus on TV, Obesity Risk Rises

MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- It's not how much time teens spend watching TV but how intensely they watch that adds on the pounds, new research suggests.

Common Heart Drug Linked to Cancer Risk in Study

MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- A drug called amiodarone that's widely used to treat heartbeat irregularities might raise a patient's risk of cancer, Taiwanese researchers report.

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer

SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting.

Lengthy Seizures May Delay Mental Development, Study Suggests

MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Delays in mental development are detectable in children within six weeks after they have a seizure that lasts more than 30 minutes, and these impairments are still present a year later, a new study finds.

Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to LessWeight Gain

MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- In what may seem a surprising finding, kids in a new study who ate more often over the course of a day were less likely to be overweight than their peers who ate the traditional three squares.

Health Highlights: April 8, 2013

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