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Substance use during pregnancy can lead to a broad array of harmful effects. Liudmila Chernetska/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Hundreds of thousands of US infants every year pay the consequences of prenatal exposure to drugs, a growing crisis particularly in rural America

Many people wrongly assume that cannabis use during pregnancy is safe. Research is increasingly documenting a host of serious health harms from prenatal exposure to cannabis and other substances.
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Christmas drinks anyone? Why alcohol before bedtime leaves you awake at 3am, desperate for sleep

Here’s what’s going on in your body when you drink alcohol just before bedtime. And if you want to drink at the Christmas party, we have some tips on how to protect your sleep.
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What is needle spiking, and how can I protect myself?

Needle spiking is when a person is injected with a drug without their consent. Reports started to emerge in the UK in 2021 but this has now been reported around the world, including in Australia.

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