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News tag: pregancy


Opioids use during pregnancy increases risk of NAS in infants

14 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Mothers who use opioids during pregancy increase the risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in their infants, new study found. According to researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, pregnant women are often given opioid drug to alleviate pain, resulting to a higher likelihood of their child developing NAS. Scientists…

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Urgent action needed on obesity in women to prevent risks to babies

18 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Strategies to prevent young women become obese are urgently needed as pregnancy would have damaging consequences for themselves and their babies, scientists claim in a major European research project. According to researchers associated with the Dorian consortium, children of obese mothers are more likely to develop heart disease, have a…