Obstetrics & gynaecology

Research finds women often overprescribed opioids after childbirth

Excessive opioid prescriptions following childbirth may lead to higher rates of addiction within communities, according to a new report in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A significant correlation exists ...

Addiction

Alcohol use is less prevalent in second, third trimesters

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of self-reported drinking is lower among pregnant women in their second or third trimester compared to those in their first trimester, according to research published in the Aug. 7 issue of the ...

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