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May 03, 2013

Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise-induced asthma occurs when swelling and constriction of the airways trigger shortness of breath and chest tightness during or just after exercise.

Health Tip: Got Power?

(HealthDay News) -- When the power goes out, don't forget about your refrigerator and freezer packed with food that can spoil.

Muhammad Ali's Daughter Champions Fight Against Parkinson's Disease

FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- At 71, boxing legend Muhammad Ali -- the only three-time World Heavyweight Champion -- continues to fight his most challenging opponent ever: Parkinson's disease. And according to his daughter, he's still facing life straight on.

At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer, Research Shows

FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Children with cancer often have complex medication regimens -- sometimes as many as 20 drugs a day -- that they take at home, and mistakes are common, a new study finds.

Urologists' Group Issues Updated Guidelines on PSA Test

FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the nation's leading group of urologists on the controversial PSA test for prostate cancer highlight the importance of discussions between a man and his doctor.

Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones

FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Anybody who's ever had kidney stones knows how painful they can be.

Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study

FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- A much larger or much smaller birth weight than average may be associated with an increased risk of autism, according to a large new study.

Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- The number of testicular cancer cases continues to climb slowly but steadily in the United States, according to new research.

Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds

FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking birth control pills with lower amounts of estrogen -- a commonly prescribed contraceptive -- may be at higher risk for chronic pelvic pain and pain during orgasm, according to new research.

Health Highlights: May 3, 2013

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

Centenarians a Happy Lot, Survey Says

FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Centenarians are more likely to be content with their lives than aging baby boomers are, and these oldest Americans tend to put more stock in healthy eating habits and exercise as keys to happiness, a new survey finds.

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