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An N.H. Alzheimer's patient has long declined towards his last days

The first time Brenda Bouchard thought her husband could die was after catching a cold. Ken was feverish and pale, and emergency room doctors feared his virus could turn into an infection. They wanted to treat him immediately with antibiotics. Brenda, then 58, had to tell the doctors four times that they should not pursue the medication. "The doctor kept …

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10 effective ways to lose weight with a full schedule

Planning how to lose weight if you also have a full-time job to perform can be difficult. Working hours tend to spill far beyond the usual 9-5. The stress that accompanies your work makes you tired. Your body is exhausted, even if you have been in your place all day; and when you eat, when you are stressed, it only …

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Long-term use of antidepressants doubled since 2010

Updated | The rate of long-term use of antidepressants for Americans has doubled since 2010, leading to warnings of continued use and the effects of withdrawal. As many as 15.5 million Americans have used the drugs for at least five years, according to a New York Times report that examines federal data. The rate has also tripled since 2000, notes …

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Health officials confirm case of measles in New Orleans – KATC.com | Continuous reporting

Louisiana state health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles in New Orleans. The disease, the Louisiana Department of Health says, has been confirmed by laboratory tests in a new traveler from Europe to New Orleans. According to a release, measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can spread rapidly in people who have not been vaccinated. In …

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Significant increase in Scottish kidney transplants

image copyright Getty Images Kidney transplants from dead donors have reached record highs in Scotland, according to NHS Blood and Transplant In the years 2017-2018, 208 such transplants were recorded carried out. This represents an increase of 27% over the previous year. The number of live donor transplants also increased from 86 to 95. Health Minister Aileen Campbell said it …

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Hidden Disease: Bacterial infection that contributes to an opioid epidemic

0 Hidden disease: bacterial infection increases the number of opioid epidemics BOSTON – It is the epidemic behind the epidemic. A deadly condition that sometimes hits its victims brutally. It's called endocarditis. It is a heart infection that most commonly occurs in the elderly but is now appearing in alarming numbers in adolescents and young adults and is all related …

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New brain memory cells develop into old age

(Reuters Health) – Until the 1970's, we are developing new cells in a brain area that is responsible for new memories and exploration of new environments, scientists report. "These new brain cells support our ability to create new memories, learn and manage the environment, and are important for emotional responses," Dr. Maura Boldrini from Columbia University in New York City …

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