Read AMA Morning Rounds®’ most popular stories in medicine and public health from the week of May 30, 2022–June 3, 2022.

The AP (6/2, Stobbe) reports, “Researchers are drawing attention to a rise in poisonings in children involving the sleep aid melatonin – including a big jump during the pandemic.” Data published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed that “last year, U.S. poison control centers received more than 52,000 calls about children consuming worrisome amounts of the dietary supplement – a six-fold increase from about a decade earlier.”

MedPage Today (6/2, Walker) reports children ingesting melatonin “accounted for 4.9% of all pediatric ingestions reported to poison control centers in 2021, a 530% jump from 0.6% in 2012,” and “pediatric hospitalizations…



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