Health Tip: Prevent Produce Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Produce can harbor germs that can make you sick, so it's important to prepare these foods properly.

Health Tip: Keep Cutting Boards Clean

(HealthDay News) -- Cutting boards can be a breeding ground for bacteria if not cleaned properly.

Facebook Users Take 'Unfriending' Seriously, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Many people say they would avoid real-life contact with someone who unfriended them on Facebook, a new study finds.

Synthetic Marijuana Use Linked to Kidney Damage

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Synthetic marijuana products, also known as Spice or K2, are potentially very dangerous for the kidneys, new research suggests.

Praising Kids for Efforts, Not Qualities, May Help Them Succeed

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Telling your young children that they are smart may not be all that wise.

Women's Vitamin D Needs Don't Vary By Race, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Older black women who need vitamin D supplements don't need more to take more than white women, a new study concludes.

Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to prevent breast cancer need to focus more aggressively and coherently on environmental factors.

Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2013

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