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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
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