Simple Ways to Prevent Fireworks Injuries

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

(HealthDay News) -- 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

(HealthDay News) -- 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

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study has raised more concerns about the widespread use of antibiotics in U.S. livestock.

Scientists Make Genetic Discoveries About Limb Development

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- 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

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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.