The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of the first mobile application to help treat substance use disorder (SUD). On Sept. 14, 2017, the FDA permitted the use of the app, called Reset, to treat SUDs involving alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and stimulants after a 12-week clinical trial conducted on 399 patients…

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Researchers are unanimous about the risks associated with heavy drinking during pregnancy. Studies suggest that binge/heavy drinking during pregnancy is linked to negative consequences in the newborn, including impaired intellectual ability, birth defects and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD is associated with a set of mental, physical, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with the risk..

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