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CHANGE: More US babies born addicted to opiates like heroin. The proportion of U.S. babies born s…

CHANGE: More US babies born addicted to opiates like heroin. The proportion of U.S. babies born suffering from withdrawal syndrome after exposure to heroin or prescription opiates in utero has more than doubled in less than a decade, a study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, a condition akin to withdrawal […]
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