Early danger. Smoking during pregnancy could have long-lasting effects on the child. WONG YU LIANG/SHUTTERSTOCK

Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk

News Release, National Institutes of Health Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of

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The national average of state prison populations that are African-American is 32%, according to a new report. (Adobe iStock)

Report: Maryland Has Largest Black Prison Population in U.S.

By: Diane Bernard, Public News Service  BALTIMORE — While racial disparities in imprisonment in the U.S. have decreased overall, Maryland’s

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