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May 07, 2013

Health Tip: Taking a Birthing Class

(HealthDay News) -- Taking a birthing class can offer expectant parents peace of mind and help them prepare for the birth of their baby.

Health Tip: Monitor Fat in Preschoolers' Diet

(HealthDay News) -- Once children reach the age of 4, they will need less fat than in the first years of life.

Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study

TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Dustless chalk may cause allergy and asthma symptoms in students with a milk allergy, researchers have found.

Sleep Woes Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk in Study

TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may increase men's risk for prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

Synthetic Pot Use Can Mimic Symptoms of Prenatal Disorder

TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use synthetic marijuana during pregnancy can develop symptoms similar to those associated with eclampsia and preeclampsia, according to a new study.

Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life

TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Completing quality-of-life surveys at a doctor's office could help heart disease patients live longer and have better lives, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.

Some Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Gastro Infection

TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- People who take certain types of antidepressants may be at higher risk for potentially deadly Clostridium difficileinfection, a new study suggests.

Buying Testosterone Supplements Online Can Be Risky

TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man suffering from low energy or libido, the drug industry is eager to help. So-called "Low T" -- low testosterone -- has become a common catch phrase in TV commercials, and sales of testosterone supplements are on the rise in the United States.

Gasoline Poisonings in Kids Spike During Summer: Study

TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Only a handful of children have ingested gasoline or other toxic household chemicals that contain hydrocarbons on his watch. But Dr. Vincenzo Maniaci, now a pediatric emergency room physician at Miami Children's Hospital, remembers them all -- including a toddler who drank an insecticide and died three days later.

Health Highlights: May 7, 2013

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

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