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Depressed Pregnant Women 3 Times More Likely to Turn to Pot

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THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Could depression prompt a pregnant woman to use marijuana? New research suggests it could: Pregnant women with depression are more than three times more likely to use pot than those without depression, a new study finds. Researchers with the Columbia University Mailman School …

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Pot Plus Booze Equals Skidding College Grades

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Latest Mental Health News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Too much alcohol may not do long-term damage to a college student’s GPA, but adding marijuana to the mix can send grades tumbling, new research suggests. The two-year investigation found that, all things …

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Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure

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THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New research analyzing millions of U.S. medical records suggests that marijuana use raises an adult’s risk of stroke and heart failure. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, but the researchers said they tried to account for other heart risk factors. “Even when we corrected …

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Use Pot? It Can Interact With Your Meds in Harmful Ways

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Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People who use marijuana either medicinally or recreationally should remember that pot can have potentially harmful interactions with medications they take regularly, a new report warns. This is particularly true of older …

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Have Smartphones, Pot Become Deadly for Pedestrians?

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Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For the second year in a row, U.S. pedestrian deaths hit highs not seen in decades, new data shows. Greater use of marijuana and smartphones may be the reason why, the research suggests. The annual pedestrian death …

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Pot Use Among U.S. Seniors Nearly Doubled in 3 Years

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Latest Senior Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Americans may want to rethink the stereotype of the pot-loving teen: More U.S. seniors are using the drug now than ever before. The proportion of folks 65 and older who use pot stands …

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Vomiting Syndrome on the Rise in Heavy Pot Smokers

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Latest Prevention & Wellness News By R. Scott RappoldWebMD Health News Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Feb. 21, 2017 — A small but growing number of heavy marijuana users around the world are getting a rare illness that causes vomiting and abdominal pain, and experts are at …

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Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids

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FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) — It’s time for that heart to heart with your kids about the dangers of smoking, drinking or illicit drugs. One thing it’s best not to bring up: Your own dabbling in such substances in your youth, a new study suggests. The study found that …

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Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

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THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Smart students usually know better than to light up a cigarette. But when it comes to drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana, these same whiz kids are likely to let knowledge take a backseat to “party” time. New research from the United Kingdom revealed …

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Don’t Open Medical Pot Dispensaries Near Schools: Poll

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TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While the vast majority of American parents support legal medical marijuana, they want pot dispensaries banned near schools or day care centers, according to a new national survey. The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital poll was conducted by the University of Michigan. Not only …

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