Health Problems

Mandated neonatal abstinence reporting helps quantify cases

(HealthDay)—Mandated neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) surveillance and reporting allows state health departments to quantify incidence and informs programs and services, according to research published in the Jan. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Shahla M. Jilani, M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues reviewed […]

Kids Health

Smaller heads related to opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndrome

(HealthDay)—Chronic opioid use during pregnancy that causes neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is associated with smaller neonatal head circumference (HC), according to a study published online Dec. 10 in Pediatrics. Craig V. Towers, M.D., from the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study to compare newborns treated for NAS […]