Half of eligible women going without drugs to reduce newborn deaths

Low-cost antenatal steroid injections can prevent death and disability in newborn babies, but a new study finds only half of eligible women are able to access these drugs. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Sex addiction affects brain in ‘same way as drugs’

“Is compulsive sexual behaviour comparable to drug addiction?” asked The Guardian today. This and other related headlines came from a UK study that looked at brain scans of 19 men with compulsive sexual behaviour (CSB) while they watched either sexually explicit, erotic or non-sexual videos. CSB is a not a well-established diagnosis as it does […]

Ability to metabolize drugs reduced by low birth weight

Researchers have identified another concern related to low birth weight – a difference in how the body reacts to drugs, which may last a person’s entire life and further complicate treatment of illnesses or diseases that are managed with medications. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Low birth weight reduces ability to metabolize drugs throughout life

Another concern related to low birth weight has been found by researchers: a difference in how the body reacts to drugs, which may last a person’s entire life and further complicate treatment of illnesses or diseases that are managed with medications. The findings add to the list of health problems that are already known to […]