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Use of Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy Is Relatively Common

According to the most recent Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey conducted in 2019, 6.6% of the respondents reported prescription opioid use during pregnancy.  Use of prescription opioids was more common in certain groups. Prescription opioid use was the highest (10%) in women 19 years and under.  Among women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy,… Read More »

Coronavirus symptoms update: Scientists have identified a common warning sign on skin

Coronavirus has not been kind to incumbent governments – they have had to mobilise vast resources and make era-defining policy decisions. To compound matters, they have had a relatively short time frame to do all this. Even so, there are some merits to the charges levelled against the UK government. The NHS has been criticised… Read More »

One vaccine to beat COVID, Sars, Mers and common cold – possible?

PhotobyTawat/Shutterstock Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – belongs to the family of betacoronaviruses that cause everything from the common cold to Mers (which kills about one in three people infected). Despite causing a wide range of symptoms, these viruses all share similarities. If they’re similar enough, could one… Read More »

Five common fears of wearing hearing aids

Studies indicate untreated hearing loss increases health risks such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, social isolation, anxiety and depression. Given that information, you might think people with hearing loss would be flocking to their nearest hearing healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment. Yet they aren’t. In fact, studies indicate most people wait seven to 10 years before doing something… Read More »