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Severe Maternal Complication Risk Four Times Higher With Twins

Women with twin pregnancies have a four-fold increased risk for severe maternal complications both before and after delivery, compared to women with singleton pregnancies, according to a study published online May 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Treatment Rates Low for Parents With Opioid Use Disorder

Rates of treatment are low for parents with opioid use disorder or other substance use disorders, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Non-Rx Fentanyl Up in Urine Tests Positive for Other Drugs

An increasing number of urine drug test results positive for cocaine or methamphetamine are also positive for nonprescribed fentanyl, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open.

Medicaid Expansion Cuts Racial Disparities in Preterm Births

Overall, state Medicaid expansion did not significantly impact rates of low birth weight or preterm birth outcomes from 2011 to 2016, but there were significant improvements in disparities for black infants relative to white infants for states that expanded Medicaid versus those that did not, according to a study published in the April 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

More U.S. Adults Show Signs of Despair As They Enter Middle Age

Indicators of despair are rising among U.S. adults entering midlife, according to a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Computer-Based Training Studied in Children With Fragile X Syndrome

No significant difference in outcomes was observed in children and adolescents with fragile X syndrome receiving adaptive versus nonadaptive in-home cognitive training, according to a study published online April 15 in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Light, Incremental Physical Activity Can Help Reduce Brain Aging

Incremental physical activity, even of light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging, according to a study published online April 19 in JAMA Network Open.

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