Tags: "pregnancy"

28 Apr
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The Canary in the Coalmine: Rising Rates of Prenatal THC Exposure in FL

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 2.1% of pregnant women surveyed in the state of FL in 2003 reported past month marijuana use. By 2018, that percentage had risen to 14.6%--- an alarming increase of ...

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13 Jan
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Study Finds Drastic Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-related Diagnoses from 2010-2017

According to a newly published study in JAMA, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) increased 82%, from 4.0 to 7.3 per 1000 birth hospitalizations in the U.S. between 2010 and 2017. The researchers also found that during the same time-period maternal opioid-related ...

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25 Sep
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Prenatal THC Exposure Can Lead to Psychotic Behaviors in Childhood

A new study just published in JAMA Psychiatry found that children of women who used marijuana during pregnancy had an increased incidence of psychotic behaviors. The study looked at 11,489 children enrolled in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, ...

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19 Aug
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Study Finds Link Between Prenatal THC Exposure and Autism

A new study recently published in Nature Medicine found a stunning association between prenatal THC exposure and development of autism.

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06 Jul
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Prenatal THC exposure associated with sleep disorders in children

Research has shown that prenatal THC exposure is associated with development of behavioral and cognitive deficits throughout childhood. Some of these include: impaired memory and concentration, increased delinquency, increased risk of hyperactivity and impulsivity, and increased risk of depression. Now, ...

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20 May
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Lax oversight and unscrupulous physicians–a perfect recipe for skyrocketing marijuana use among pregnant women in FL

A Dundee, FL physician, Dr. Robinson-Farah, had his certification to recommend medical marijuana rescinded by the FL Department of Health after it was discovered that he recommended increasing amounts of marijuana to a pregnant woman. During her initial visit, the ...

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10 Feb
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Study finds maternal cannabis use higher in states with legalized recreational cannabis

With the rise in the number of states that have legalized recreational cannabis, the states considering legalization, and the increased prevalence of cannabis use among pregnant women, it is critical to understand the impacts of cannabis legalization for recreational use ...

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19 Sep
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Women and Opioids: The Unseen Impact

Healthline highlights Drug Free America Foundation as a charity working to support women with opioid use disorder in their new web resource.

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