Navigation Links
UM School of Medicine finds prenatal cocaine exposure not severely damaging to growth, learning
Date:3/1/2010

Children exposed to cocaine in the womb face serious consequences from the drug, but fortunately not in certain critical physical and cognitive areas as previously believed, according to a new comprehensive review of research on the subject from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. When a pregnant woman uses cocaine, it can interrupt the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the baby, putting such children at risk for premature birth, low birth weight and many other problems. The new review of multiple major studies conducted on cocaine-exposed, school-aged children found this negative impact significantly affected children in subtle areas such as sustained attention and self-regulated behavior. The research, however, showed surprisingly little impairment directly from cocaine in key areas such as growth, IQ, academic achievement and language functioning.

Many of the children did have low IQ and poor academic and language achievement. The research suggested, though, that these apparent impairments were often caused by the troublesome home environment that goes along with cocaine use, rather than directly from the cocaine itself.

The developmental areas that the cocaine exposure seemed to directly impact sustained attention and self-regulated behavior could become significantly problematic as children grow into adults. The review is published this month in the journal Pediatrics. It is the first review of cocaine-exposed school-age children six and older; a previous review looked at younger children.

When rates of cocaine use began to grow in America in the 1980s, there was concern that children who had been exposed to the drug or its derivative, crack cocaine, in utero were doomed for a lifetime of poor health, sub-par performance in school, behavior problems and eventually for substance abuse themselves. The new review indicates otherwise, and could change the way medicine and social science approach outr
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Buckelew
kbuckelew@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Time to Set Kids Back-to-School Sleep Clocks
2. Add Earlier Bedtime to Back-to-School List
3. Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?
4. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
5. Survey reveals disparities in skin cancer knowledge, protection among high school students
6. Non-medicinal treatment touted for pre-schoolers with ADHD
7. Nonmedicinal treatment touted for preschoolers with ADHD
8. Obese Children Miss More School Days
9. Back to School Means Backpack Safety
10. Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids
11. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/4/2015)... 04, 2015 A new poll by ... When asked —“What retirement cost is hardest for you ... and prescription costs were most difficult, 40% — as ... Sixteen percent said nourishing food, and 4% said ... is important because it illustrates the significance of healthcare ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Theme and plugin developers from Pixel ... Final Cut Pro X entitled ProFont NoteBook , “ProFont NoteBook ... FCPX editors project.” Said Christiana Austin, CEO of Pixel Film ... animated font to their FCPX media.” , With ProFont Notebook ... Final Cut Pro X. ProFont Notebook offers users up to ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Chicago (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Professionals ... want more targeted outreach from companies, according to a ... December 2014 survey of 235 professionals with disabilities ... more online job search tools, including ones that are ... meaningful work. Some highlights:, ,     Online job ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 The medical device landscape is ... forgot – or ignored or didn't know – the ... based on physician input before proceeding to design and ... founders – become so enamored of an innovative concept ... physicians use the device?” says Dr. Kathryn Stecco ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Anik Singal's Profit Academy - ... marketers has become the talk of the town ... surrounding the course's general release has garnered the ... her to review the program's content and publish ... biggest keys to success with Internet marketing is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Most Difficult Cost In Retirement? Retirees Evenly Split Between Housing and Healthcare, Says New Poll By The Senior Citizens League 2Health News:Announcing a New Title Pack from Pixel Film Studios, ProFont NoteBook for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Job Seekers with Disabilities Seek Targeted Outreach from Employers and Online Job Search Tools, says New Think Beyond The Label Survey 2Health News:Job Seekers with Disabilities Seek Targeted Outreach from Employers and Online Job Search Tools, says New Think Beyond The Label Survey 3Health News:Want to Succeed in Medical Technology? Don't Innovate in a Vacuum 2Health News:Want to Succeed in Medical Technology? Don't Innovate in a Vacuum 3Health News:Anik Singal's Profit Academy - Review Of New IM Training Program Released 2
... A Bengali teenager, who won his battle with cancer, is ... story of his recovery from the deadly ailment. ... School in Siliguri, about 600 km from the state capital, ... with the financial support of cricketer Sourav Ganguly and his ...
... a unique feature. In addition to the attendance roster kept ... the students. ,This ingenious book keeps track ... been clipped, clothes are clean, hair is properly cut and ... and before eating. ,Schools have been identified as ...
... and ticking like a well-oiled machine, all you have to ... ,The finding is based on a new research ... and Michael J. Sheridan, Sc.D., of Inova Fairfax Hospital, who ... heart healthy fat, improves risk factors for heart disease with ...
... lead character smokes is not as effective a method as ... the appeal of smoking to , are non-smokers. ... the June issue of the journal Tobacco Control. ... whom were current smokers, aged 12-24 years in Australia, over ...
... through an entire life without contributing a huge amount to ... carbon footprint jumps . Alarmed by the fuel-intensive nature of ... firewood, an environmental group in New Delhi is promoting a ... we must do our last rites in this way," said ...
... out of the sun, especially in the initial stages of ... are more sensitive to high temperatures . ,The ... on the findings of a new study carried out by ... ,In this study, the researchers found that exposure to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Where Children Lead the Sanitation Drive 2Health News:Where Children Lead the Sanitation Drive 3Health News:A Handful of Pistachios a Day Helps to Keep Your Heart Healthy 2Health News:New 'green' Pyre to Cool Planet While Burning India's Dead 2Health News:New 'green' Pyre to Cool Planet While Burning India's Dead 3
(Date:3/3/2015)... Medical Tracking Solutions, Inc., developers of ... Brian Timberlake as Senior Vice President ... build relationships with existing and new clients. Brian brings ... and sales management as well as a deep ... comprehensive inventory management system that provides real-time tracking ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Tenn., March 3, 2015  Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... focused on hospital acute care and gastroenterology, today ... The Company,s revenue grew 15% in 2014 to ... million or $0.35 per diluted share. At the ... over $95 million including $55 million in cash ...
(Date:3/3/2015)...  This industry report package offers the most up-to-date market data on ... the world and in the top 10 global countries. Along with a ... following countries: Australia , China ... Italy , Japan , ... , United States The reports ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Tracking Solutions, Inc. Hires New SVP, Sales 2Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 2Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 3Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 4Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 5Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 6Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 7Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 8Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 9Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 10Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 11Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 12Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 13Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 14Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 15Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 16Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 17Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 18Global Safety Glass Market to 2019 - Market Size, Top 10 Countries, Trends, and Forecasts 2
... ("ClearChoice"), a market leading developer and manager of ... dental implant care, today announced a growth equity ... consumer-focused private equity firm. The investment will be ... expansion plan to double the number of ClearChoice affiliated ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... its catalogue: Healthcare ... 2016 - Hospital Information Systems and ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0259649/Healthcare-IT-Market-Outlook-in- Sweden-to-2016---Hospital-Information-Systems-and-Medical-Imaging-Information-Systems.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=IT_Services ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ClearChoice Receives Investment From Leading Consumer Private Equity Firm Catterton Partners 2ClearChoice Receives Investment From Leading Consumer Private Equity Firm Catterton Partners 3ClearChoice Receives Investment From Leading Consumer Private Equity Firm Catterton Partners 4Healthcare IT Market Outlook in Sweden to 2016 - Hospital Information Systems and Medical Imaging Information Systems 2Healthcare IT Market Outlook in Sweden to 2016 - Hospital Information Systems and Medical Imaging Information Systems 3Healthcare IT Market Outlook in Sweden to 2016 - Hospital Information Systems and Medical Imaging Information Systems 4Healthcare IT Market Outlook in Sweden to 2016 - Hospital Information Systems and Medical Imaging Information Systems 5Healthcare IT Market Outlook in Sweden to 2016 - Hospital Information Systems and Medical Imaging Information Systems 6Healthcare IT Market Outlook in Sweden to 2016 - Hospital Information Systems and Medical Imaging Information Systems 7
This ENDOLOOP suture has a suture type - 0 Coated VICRYL and a 1.5 inch diameter....
... ligature inserted into a plastic tube. The plastic tube ... other. The suture protrudes from the narrow end and ... which becomes secure after the device is activated. The ... scored end of the plastic tube. The scored end ...
... is an enzyme immunoassay used for the ... dehydrogenase) and toxin A in human fecal ... aid in the diagnosis of C. difficile ... Triage Microbiology product line, designed to help ...
... VIDAS tests are presented in individual, ready ... a strip and a SPR. The strip ... (buffer, conjugate and substrate.) The SPR (Solid ... Its inside surface is coated with the antigen ...
Medicine Products: