November 15, 2018

Lab-Grown ‘Mini-Brains’ Produce Electrical Patterns That Resemble Those of Premature Babies

(Nature) – ‘Mini brains’ grown in a dish have spontaneously produced human-like brain waves for the first time — and the electrical patterns look similar to those seen in premature babies. The advancement could help scientists to study early brain … Read More

November 14, 2018

Childbirth in the Age of Addiction: New Mom Worries about Maintaining Sobriety

(Kaiser Health News) – As recently as 2017, postpartum women were routinely being prescribed three- to five-day supplies of opioids — even after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery. A study published that year of 164,720 Pennsylvania women on Medicaid who gave birth vaginally … Read More

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