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Health News for 05/07/13

May 07, 2013

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Health Tip: Taking a Birthing Class

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

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

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

Sleep problems may increase men's risk for prostate cancer, a new study suggests.
Synthetic Pot Use Can Mimic Symptoms of Prenatal Disorder

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

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

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

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

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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