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Postpartum implants curb adolescent pregnancies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving adolescent mothers postpartum contraceptive implants is an effective curb on further pregnancies within a year, researchers report in an April 18th on-line paper in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology." "Initiation of the etonogestrel implant immediately...
Recent studies show that sales and deaths related to opiate pain relievers have quadrupled over the last decade in the United States. Also, illicit drug use among pregnant teens is just over 16 percent. A new study examined just how many pregnant women are using these drugs at the time of delivery and the...

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Benzodiazepine use safe during lactation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The sedative effects of benzodiazepine exposure through breast milk appear to present minimal risk of central nervous system (CNS) depression in infants, results of a new study suggest. Currently, breastfeeding is not contraindicated in women using psychotropic medications such...