Health

Study paints picture of marijuana use in pregnant women

As the use of marijuana is legalized in an increasing number of U.S. states, the number of people who use the drug daily is on the rise. This upward trend also holds up in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, despite ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's wellness: The morning-after pill

The morning-after pill is a type of emergency birth control (contraception). Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy for women who've had unprotected sex or whose birth control method has failed.

Addiction

Gender-tailored treatment could ease opioid epidemic

Gender-tailored methods to address the harmful mental health effects of childhood adversity may help alleviate the current opioid crisis and make treatment more effective, concludes University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology ...

Medications

Problem drinkers have higher 'benzo' use, study shows

Problem drinkers are more likely than teetotalers and moderate drinkers to take benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives that are among the most commonly prescribed drugsā€”and the most abused. When taken by heavier drinkers, ...

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