May 1, 2012 in Nation/World
Associated Press photo

Aileen Dannelley holds her baby, Savannah, at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. The month-old baby is being treated for drug withdrawal with methadone, which her mother started using early in her pregnancy to fight addiction to painkillers. Researchers say the number of babies born in the United States with signs of opiate drug withdrawal has tripled over a decade because of a surge in the use of narcotics among pregnant women.


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