Top stories in health and medicine this morning, June 21, 2012

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1. Pot Popular for Pain in Fibromyalgia. Use of cannabinoids for medicinal purposes — particularly for pain relief — is popular among patients with fibromyalgia, who either smoke marijuana or take synthetic prescription formulations.

2. Eating Disorders: Not Only for the Young. Women 50 and older are not immune to eating disorders and potentially harmful weight control behaviors.

3. Light Drinking in Pregnancy May Not Be Harmful. Children whose mothers drank small amounts of alcohol in early to mid-pregnancy, or even binged occasionally, showed no signs of mental problems at age 5.

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