Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Dog Bites

(HealthDay News) -- Before welcoming a new dog into your family, research how to choose the right one.

Health Tip: Choosing Your Child's Pediatrician

(HealthDay News) -- Your child's pediatrician will be your partner for many years in helping your child grow into a healthy adolescent.

4 Billion People Worldwide Have Untreated Cavities: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Billions of people around the world have untreated tooth decay, a new study has found.

Men Face Higher Risk of Infections Related to Health Care

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Women are less likely to develop infections related to receiving health care than men, according to a large new study.

Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study

MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- The belt tightening triggered by the recent recession appears to have forced families to make tough choices about care for children with chronic physical or emotion problems, a new study suggests.

Almost Half of Cancer Doctors Report Symptoms of Burnout: Survey

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Most cancer doctors are satisfied with their career, but nearly half say they have experienced at least one symptom of work-related burnout, a new study finds.

Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat early-stage Alzheimer's disease may also reduce patients' risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study.

Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- The discovery of a genetic variation that affects how some black patients respond to the blood thinner warfarin could improve the safety and effectiveness of the drug, researchers report.

Mind Control Moves Model Helicopter in Study

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say five people wearing special electrodes were able to control a model helicopter by their thoughts alone.

Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Using an immune-suppressing medication and adult stem cells from healthy donors, researchers say they were able to cure type 1 diabetes in mice.

Health Highlights: June 5, 2013

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

New Kind of Therapy Shows Early Promise in MS Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new therapy for multiple sclerosis that teaches the body to recognize and then ignore its own nerve tissue appears to be safe and well-tolerated in humans, a small new study shows.

49 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people now ill in a hepatitis A outbreak that may be tied to a frozen berry/pomegranate mix continues to rise, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday.