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New Study Takes Novel Census of Prison Pregnancies

The huge increase in female incarceration in recent decades has overwhelmed American prisons in their health care of pregnant women. A new study takes stock of the numbers of pregnancies, births, and more in an attempt to standardize the quality of maternal health.

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Opioids Prescriptions ‘Getting Longer’

Research published by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows prescriptions lasting 30 days or longer rose from 18.3 percent of opioid prescriptions to 24.9 percent. Longer opioid use has been tied to a higher risk of addiction and overdose.