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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…