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Nurse accused of stealing painkillers from the hospital

MASSENA, NY – A nurse at the Massena Memorial Hospital, according to the state police, removed prescription opioid analgesics from the hospital for her personal use. Helen E. Lapage, 51, of Raymondville, took hydrocodone and oxycodone pills from the hospital automation system several times between January 1 and February 13, police said She withdrew the medication under the name of …

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How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from decreasing

Caption Professor Norman Lazarus, 82, has a 20-year-old's immune system If you do a lot of sports in your old age, you can prevent the immune system from decreasing and protecting people from infection, scientists say They followed 125 cyclists remotely, some of whom were now living in their eighties Yearlings Prof. Norman Lazarus, 82, of King's College in London, …

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Sepsis could be treated with a new drug that boosts the immune system

A new way to treat deadly sepsis infections that boosts the patient's immune system could be on the horizon. The drug Interleukin-7 (IL-7) – is often referred to as the "immune system maestro" because it recruits immune cells to fight infection. By charging the immune system, the drug provided the bodies of patients with the necessary boost to prevent organ …

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Babies may benefit from being like dad, study says

If you look like a "chip from the old block," an improvement in infant health triggered by single mothers could suggest a new study. Why? Because the fathers spend more time with the babies, the researchers said. The study involved 715 single mothers and their babies . Infants who looked like their father at birth were healthier when they were …

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Ghana Police Hospital dialysis center marks the World Kidney Day

Today's dialysis center at the Ghana Police Hospital [Thursday] joined the rest of the world in the World Kidney Day with a free screening exercise for girls and women. The Center said it has over the years found that there is a worrying increase in chronic kidney disease in the country World Nocturnal Day, which is being thought to increase …

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Babies who look like their fathers tend to be healthier

Dad's appearance is best. This is for the health of a baby. One study found that infants who live with single mothers who have similar facial features to their fathers are healthier after one year. This is because a boy who is very similar to his father is more likely to spend time with him, a factor that can improve …

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Children still end up in psychiatric facilities for adults

Children continue to be enrolled in adult mental health facilities that are deemed inappropriate for their needs, as a new series of reports shows despite fierce criticism of practice over the past year. The Mental Health Commission (MHC), which conducts on-site inspections, noted that the practice continued in 2017 in a number of facilities. She identified Acute Psychiatric Unit 5B …

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How untreated kidney disease can destroy the body

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the population, but they account for 35 percent of people with kidney failure in the US. According to the National Kidney Foundation, African Americans are nearly three times more likely than whites with kidney failure. Low income has also been associated with higher incidences of kidney disease. Kidney disease usually progresses to …

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Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Meds for Chronic Pain

New research suggests that prescription opioids will not relieve chronic pain better than over-the-counter medications. In patients with back irritation or hip or knee arthritis, the drugs actually provided somewhat less relief than non-opioids. For those suffering from acute pain, opioids provide a respite from prolonged discomfort. But addiction fears and lack of research on their effectiveness make the drug …

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