Category Archives: Science Daily


Aug

13

2019
Naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy, favorable for mom, baby

Naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy, favorable for mom, baby

Infants born to mothers taking naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy developed no signs of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) during their hospitalization, a new study shows. In comparison to infants of mothers taking buprenorphine during pregnancy, infants exposed to naltrexone had shorter hospital stays, and mothers reported no use of other opioids during their pregnancy.


Aug

12

2019
A licence to parent?

A licence to parent?

It’s a comment we often hear in response to stories of child neglect: that parenting should require a licence. Researchers say that while the suggestion is based on concern for children, it is fraught with problems.


Aug

06

2019
Thyroid screening may not be needed in all youth with psychiatric disorders

Thyroid screening may not be needed in all youth with psychiatric disorders

A new study looks at the prevalence of abnormal thyroid function in youth with severe mood and anxiety disorder. It is the largest study to date of this population and will help mental health professionals better understand the predictors of abnormal thyroid function, like weight gain, family history, or treatment with specific medications.


Aug

02

2019
Paradoxical outcomes for Zika-exposed tots

Paradoxical outcomes for Zika-exposed tots

Forty-five percent of Zika-exposed infants who had abnormalities at birth had normal test results in the second or third year of life. By contrast, 25% who had normal assessments at birth had below average developmental testing or abnormalities in hearing or vision by age 32 months.


Aug

01

2019
How little we know: Experts document the lack of research on youth firearm injury

How little we know: Experts document the lack of research on youth firearm injury

A national team has just published the largest-ever examination of the state of research on all aspects of youth firearm injury – whether intentional, unintentional or self-inflicted. The bottom-line conclusion: Far more research, and better research, is needed on children, teens and the prevention and aftermath of firearm injuries and deaths. If translated into action, such new knowledge could help reduce death and injury rates,…

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