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Today's Top Medical Stories - June 25, 2018

Visiting a Pediatrician prior to giving birth could be essential to your baby's health,  according to a new report in the journal Pediatrics. 
Doctors recommend the visit happen during the third trimester of pregnancy to cover safety topics like car seats and vaccines and even postpartum depression. 

Another study in Pediatrics shows a growing number of children are being unintentionally poisoned by a drug designed to treat opioid-dependence.
Researchers found between 2007 and 2016, 45-percent of children exposed to Buprenorphine were admitted to the hospital; 11  died. Buprenorphine is an FDA-approved drug.

And, diabetic mothers could be putting their children at risk for autism.
New research in JAMA finds mothers with pre-existing type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as gestational diabetes, have higher rates of children on the autism spectrum.

(Nikki Battiste, CBS News)


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