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May 10, 2013

When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent

FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- When teens start dating, parents' worries grow -- and experts say that dating violence should be on their list of concerns.

Same-Sex Relationships Pose Abuse Risks, Too

FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Though many teens find it difficult to talk about dating violence or abuse, the shroud of secrecy may be even harder to get through for same-sex couples.

Health Tip: Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Regular dental checkups and proper daily hygiene are important during pregnancy.

Health Tip: Don't Overcook Veggies

(HealthDay News) -- Cooking vegetables properly can help maintain peak nutrition. On the other hand, overcooking them may cause valuable vitamins and nutrients to go down the drain, experts say.

Look for New, Improved Sunscreen Labels

FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- New labeling laws for sunscreen will help American consumers choose the product that provides the best sun protection, experts say.

Testosterone Supplements May Hurt Male Fertility, Study Finds

FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone supplements are touted as a cure for low libido, but men who take them may reduce their odds of fathering a child, new research suggests.

Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease

FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Hay fever and similar allergies increase the frequency and severity of respiratory problems in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study shows.

Obesity Crisis May Be Fueling Big Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases

FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- The widening American waistline may be feeding an epidemic of sleep apnea, potentially robbing millions of people of a good night's rest, a new study suggests.

Dog DNA May Yield Clues to Human Eczema

FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- A gene associated with eczema in dogs has been identified, and that might one day lead to better treatments for people with the skin disease, a new study contends.

Insomnia Hints at Future Hospitalization

FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- If you have trouble sleeping at night, you may be headed for more than just frustration and fatigue: Middle-aged and older adults with insomnia are more likely to be hospitalized and use home health care services, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: May 10, 2013

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