Vendors Say Pot Eases Morning Sickness. Will Baby Pay a Price?

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 70 percent of Colorado marijuana dispensaries recommended pot products to manage early pregnancy-related morning sickness, new research reveals. In a “mystery caller” approach, researchers posed as women who were eight weeks pregnant, experiencing nausea and vomiting, and seeking advice about cannabis product use. Four hundred marijuana dispensaries…

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Kidney Docs Worry Over No Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Undocumented immigrants in the United States are often denied treatment for kidney failure until they have a life-threatening emergency. Now a new study finds that the doctors and nurses who treat them are frustrated and demoralized over it. At issue is access to treatment for end-stage kidney disease…

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AHA: Making America's Doctors Look More Like America

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) — When Dr. Luis Castellanos was a resident at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he noticed there weren’t many Spanish-speaking physicians on staff, even though Latinos comprise about a third of the city’s population. Occasionally, the Mexican-American cardiologist found himself translating for his colleagues — a task…

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Even a Mosquito's Spit May Help Make You Sick

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When a pesky mosquito bites you, even its saliva triggers an immune response, new animal research suggests. The study, conducted in mice, suggests the illnesses that come from mosquito bites — diseases such as malaria, dengue fever or Zika, for example — might be exacerbated by mosquito saliva.…

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Can the Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Smog-Related Deaths?

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The Mediterranean diet has long been lauded as a heart-healthy eating plan that can add years to your life. Now, a new study suggests the diet could help protect against the harmful effects of air pollution and reduce the risk of death due to heart attack, stroke and…

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Banned Pregnancy Drug Linked to ADHD Generations Later

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A pregnancy drug that has been banned for decades may increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) generations later, new research suggests. The study found that the grandchildren of women who took a synthetic estrogen, diethylstilbestrol (also known as DES), to prevent pregnancy complications between 1938 and 1971…

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Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' Easy

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Adding more grapes and berries to your diet is a tasty way to give your lung health a boost, new research suggests. Folks who ate the most foods with a particular type of flavonoid, called anthocyanins, maintained the best lung function as they aged, researchers said. Anthocyanins are…

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Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s generally assumed that suicide is more common among white kids in the United States than their black peers. But that’s not the case among 5- to 12-year-olds, new research shows. Black children in that young age group are about twice as likely to take their own lives…

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Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk…

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Overdoses on ADHD Drugs May Be Rising

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of U.S. kids accidentally or intentionally overdosing on ADHD medications may be on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers found that between 2000 and 2011, there was a 71 percent increase in calls to U.S. poison control centers related to kids’ ingestion of drugs prescribed…

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Screening May Miss Signs of Autism, Especially in Girls: Study

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An important checklist used to screen for autism can miss subtle clues in some children, delaying their eventual diagnosis. Researchers found that the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, or M-CHAT, can fail to detect developmental delays that are tell-tale signs of autism in 18-month-olds, according to findings…

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Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exercising may keep you young at heart. Researchers found that people who make regular exercise a lifelong habit appear to slow the aging of their heart and blood vessels. The finding stems from a comparison of exercise histories and heart health among 102 people over age 60. Those…

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