Pot-smoking on the rise among U.S. pregnant women

A growing number of pregnant women are using marijuana, and the habit is expanding fastest among teens and young adults, a U.S. study suggests. Among teen mothers under age 18, marijuana use during pregnancy surged from about 13 percent in 2009 to almost 22 percent in 2016, researchers found.

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Love or hate it, Christmas music has a big impact on our mental health

Retail Workers’ Brains May Be Working Overtime “If you don’t want to hear a song, or are hearing it on repeat for three hours [with no say in the matter], your prefrontal cortex is working hard to filter it out so you can focus,” Freeman says, adding that though she’s not familiar with th

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It’s time to make oral contraceptives available without a prescription

At his recent confirmation hearing, Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, was grilled by senators who wanted to know where he stands on requiring employers to provide oral contraception coverage in their employee health plans — even if employers obj

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