• 2nd Baby Born to a Kratom-Using Mom Has Withdrawal

    6 days ago - By Web MD

    A second baby exposed to kratom during his mother's pregnancy may signal a broader trend among pregnant women toward seeking alternatives to opioid painkillers, a study author says.
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  • Continuing clopidogrel does not increase risk for bleeding after polypectomy

    Continuing clopidogrel does not increase risk for bleeding after polypectomy

    6 days ago - By Healio

    Patients who continued using clopidogrel for the leadup and during colonoscopy did not have higher risk for bleeding after undergoing polypectomy, according to research published in Gastroenterology.
    Francis K.L. Chan, MD, of the department of medicine and therapeutics at Prince of Wales Hospital and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and colleagues wrote that their findings go against current guidelines about the use of the anti-platelet drug before polypectomy.
    “Despite limited evidence, current U.S. and European Guidelines recommend withholding clopidogrel for at least seven days
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  • More Pregnant Women in US Smoking Pot

    6 days ago - By Medscape

    Even as alcohol and tobacco use continue to decline among pregnant women in the U.S., a new study offers fresh evidence that more American mothers are using cannabis during pregnancy.
    Reuters Health Information
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  • Pregnant women increasingly using marijuana, report says

    6 days ago - By Topix

    Pregnant women are increasingly using marijuana, especially during the first trimester, even as rates of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking drop, according to research published Monday. About 5 percent of women ages 18 to 44 used marijuana during their pregnancy in 2016, increasing from 2.85 percent in 2002.
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