More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An analysis of urine samples from roughly 300,000 California women finds that more than 7 percent used marijuana while pregnant. What’s more, rates of pot use in pregnancy have steadily risen over the years — from 4.2 percent of women in 2009 to 7.1 percent just seven years…

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Getting to the Root of Sibling Rivalry

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fights among your children can start for a variety of reasons, and sibling rivalry can take root even before your second child is born, according to experts at KidsHealth from the Nemours Foundation. Petty squabbles can escalate into all-out war because of jealousy, a sense of competition between…

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New Research Probes the Criminal Mind

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Are brain lesions linked to criminal behavior? That’s the suggestion of a new study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Ever since the 1966 University of Texas Tower mass shooting, which left 13 people dead and 31 others injured, researchers have been intrigued by…

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Amber-Tinted Glasses Might Get You More Sleep

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For the tech-obsessed who use their smartphones, laptops and tablets right before bedtime, a small new study suggests that inexpensive amber-tinted glasses might guarantee sound slumber. The glasses block the blue-wavelength light emitted from many hi-tech devices. That light suppresses the brain’s production of melatonin, a hormone that…

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