Obstetrics & gynaecology

Researchers find 2.8% of pregnancies were exposed to opioids

Opioid use during pregnancy may lead to adverse long-term infant and child outcomes. Targeted public health strategies have been employed to reduce opioid use in reproductive-aged persons, but there has been a lack of research ...

Health

Vitamin D deficiency associated with increased mortality risk

A study of more than 300,000 adults in the United Kingdom has found support for a causal relationship between vitamin D deficiency and mortality. These findings suggest a need for public health strategies to maintain healthy ...

Medical research

Monkeypox virus found in anal samples from asymptomatic MSM

A brief research report documents positive monkeypox virus PCR results found in anal samples taken from asymptomatic MSM (men who have sex with men). These findings suggest that vaccination limited to those with known exposure ...

Medical research

Doxycycline after unprotected sex significantly reduced STIs

A significant proportion of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis—were prevented with a dose of doxycycline after unprotected sex, according to preliminary results of a clinical ...

Addiction

Alcohol use disorder deaths up during the pandemic

Alcohol use disorder (AUD)-related mortality rates increased among all ages and both sexes during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online May 4 in JAMA Network Open.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research shows suicides spiking among American children

Suicides among children 12 and younger in the United States are rising at alarming rates, according to new research from New Mexico State University and the University of Toledo.

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