And finally… poppycock

A new mother was reported to authorities the day after the birth of her child after she tested positive for opiates - having eaten a poppyseed bagel.

Elizabeth Eden had to be monitored by a caseworker for five days after the birth of her daughter because of the results.

They were eventually allowed to leave the Maryland, USA hospital after authorities concluded the bagel had prompted a false positive.

Ms Eden told WBAL that the experience “was traumatising”.

However, hospital authorities defended their strict drug-testing practices.

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