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
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
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
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