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Neonatal abstinence syndrome, maternal opioid-related diagnoses up

(HealthDay)—From 2010 to 2017, there were significant increases in the estimated rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and maternal opioid-related diagnoses (MOD), according to a study published in the Jan. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Ashley H. Hirai, Ph.D., from the Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, Maryland, […]

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Maternal obesity may alter fetal brain development

(HealthDay)—Obesity in pregnant women may impact the development of their offspring’s brains, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Megan E. Norr, from the University of California Berkeley, and colleagues assessed whether magnetic resonance imaging functional connectivity within or between fetal neural subnetworks varies with maternal […]