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More Ohio newborns suffer from mother’s addiction

Monday, March 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"The number of Ohio babies who come into the world sick and craving drugs continues to soar.

"New state reports show that the rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome — the medical term for withdrawal symptoms suffered by newborns — jumped to 159 per 10,000 live births in 2015.

 

"That’s more than eight times the rate a decade earlier, in 2005, when there were just 19 such hospitalizations for every 10,000 live births..."

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