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Number of Opioid-Addicted Women Giving Birth Quadruples

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 — The number of pregnant women addicted to opioids as they give birth has more than quadrupled since 1999, a disturbing new report shows. In 2014, for every 1,000 hospital deliveries, 6.5 were mothers who arrived at the hospital with opioid use disorder, up from 1.5 per 1,000 in 1999, the […]

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Health officials call for government to give out sanitary products

Sanitary products should be handed out for free in hospitals and low-income homes to end period poverty, urge health officials BMA health officials have called for sanitary products to be given out for free   It’s hoped handing them out in hospitals will help put an end to ‘period poverty’ A BMA spokesperson called current provisions for […]