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NH Hospitals Struggle To Treat Opioid-Addicted Babies

BOSTON (CBS) – New Hampshire public officials call it an epidemic. Not the opioid addiction, but the number of babies born into it. So far this year, 120 babies were reported born after having been exposed to drugs in the womb. The total in 2015 was 504, up 27 percent from 2014, when there were 367. “I don’t remember my pregnancy like most people do, because I was using the entire time,” explained Abi Lizotte, a recovered addict who gave birth to a baby boy in the throes of her addiction last year. “He was very shaky, tense,” she says. “They ended up dosing him on morphine.” Lizotte spoke to a class of Dover High School students Thursday. It was exactly seven years ago to the day, she took her very first opioid drug, which evolved into a heroin addiction. Hospitals across the state are stressed by the growing need for neonatal drug addiction treatment. “I think we are significantly lacking in treatments while moms are pregnant, and then the follow-up care that we can provide these babies,” said Tena Ferenczhalmi, who works at Concord Hospital. The staff there has incorporated homeopathic treatments like music therapy, to help bring down rapid heart rates in drug exposed infants. “We’re really able to address so many of the newborn’s senses,” said Alice Kinsler, a therapist at Concord Hospital. She says aromatherapy and touch therapy also help, “especially against the onslaught that t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Christina Hager Concord Hospital opioid crisis Source Type: news

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Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research
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Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
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Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
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Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
BOSTON (CBS) — Could drinking soda affect your chances of having a baby? Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health surveyed almost 5,000 men and women and found that drinking one or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day, by either partner, male or female, was associated with a 20% lower chance of getting pregnant each month. Prior studies have found that drinking soda can lead to poor semen quality, as well as obesity and type two diabetes which also can impact fertility. The researchers found little impact from drinking fruit juices or diet soda, but they say that couples who want to get pregnant m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Fertility Soda Women's Health Source Type: news
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Source: Tropical Animal Health and Production - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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