Barry Bottino

About Barry Bottino

Barry Bottino is a freelance writer and editor who has more than 25 years of experience at various newspapers and magazines.

Illegal fentanyl grows as cause of opioid-related deaths

By | 2020-03-24T14:35:57-04:00 February 20th, 2020|

From 1999 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 702,000 people died from drug overdoses. Researchers have increasingly found evidence of a new healthcare concern — a dramatic rise in heroin, methamphetamine and synthetic opioid use, specifically illegal fentanyl.

Study encourages delay in umbilical cord clamping

By | 2019-03-07T14:28:21-05:00 March 7th, 2019|

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing recommend a five-minute delay in the umbilical cord clamping of healthy infants. The delay can result in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early life functional development.