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People with Developmental Disabilities Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19

“The pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
NIH News Releases

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NIAAA: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Changes Mouse Brain Circuitry Involved in Decision Making

“NIAAA scientists report that specific changes in a brain circuit involved in learning and decision-making could underlie behavioral effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.”

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Public Health Grand Rounds on Reducing Polysubstance Use in Pregnancy

CDC Resources: The live web stream of the August session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Reducing Polysubstance Use in Pregnancy” was viewed by 1,174 people in 4 foreign countries, 49 states, and the District of Columbia.

The use of multiple substances, including tobacco, alcohol, and opioids, during pregnancy can have negative effects on a pregnant person and the developing baby. Research suggests that polysubstance use (using more than one substance at a time) during pregnancy is common. Recent evidence suggests that polysubstance use is highest during early pregnancy.

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Learn More About The Maternal Health and Opioid Use Project

The Maternal-Infant Health and Opioid Use project aims to improve the quality of care of infants exposed to opioids prenatally or diagnosed with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS), and of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder (OUD). The project develops and promotes educational resources that support the patient and family-centered care framework, to focus on both, the systems of services for children with prenatal opioid exposure, as well as linkages to care and treatment for women of reproductive age with OUD.

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Study Finds 1 in 9 Women Reported Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

“Drinking patterns were broken down by trimester of pregnancy, with the study finding that nearly 20% of women drank in their first trimester. But it found this rate dropped to 4.7% of respondents in the second and third trimesters.”
Good Morning America

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New CDC Study: 93,000 Deaths Each Year Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

“A new CDC MMWR reports that excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths in the US each year – or 255 deaths per day – shortening the lives of those who die by an average of 29 years. Learn what states and communities can do to prevent excessive alcohol use.”

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