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N.H. hospitals using ‘March of Dimes’ grant to battle opioid epidemic

N.H. hospitals using ‘March of Dimes’ grant to battle opioid epidemic

New Hampshire hospitals are using a grant from the March of Dimes to provide coordinated, compassionate health care to mothers and babies affected by the opioid crisis.

Like many other parts of New England, the Granite State is in the grip of opioid (a group of painkillers many patients become addicted to) crisis. Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program is an effort to battle the opioid addiction.

N.H. lawmaker seeks to overturn decade-old smoking ban

N.H. lawmaker seeks to overturn decade-old smoking ban

New Hampshire Rep. Robert Hill, a Republican from Grafton, has announced a new bill that proposes to overturn the state’s decade-old smoking ban.

Rep. Hill’s proposed House Bill 279 (HB279) would repeal much of the state’s law that prohibits smoking in most privately owned public places, such as grocery stores, restaurants and taxis.
However, other public places like schools and government buildings would remain off limits.

New Hampshire’s opioid crisis getting out of control

New Hampshire’s opioid crisis getting out of control

Pointing to the growing problem of opioid addiction New Hampshire, a health expert form the emergency department of Catholic Medical Center in Manchester said that the opioid problem is worse than anything she’s ever seen.

Dr. Rory Symons said she has practiced in several medical efforts, including fights against heroin addiction in Ireland and battle with HIV in South Africa, but she was overwhelmed by the “out of control” opioid addiction in Manchester.

N.H. gonorrhea cases jump 250% in 2016

N.H. gonorrhea cases jump 250% in 2016

New Hampshire public health officials have issued an alert to medical care providers and residents after fresh data revealed that reported cases of gonorrhea jumped a whopping 250 per cent in the state in 2016 from the previous baseline average.

The N.H. Division of Public Health Services reported that a total of 465 gonorrhea cases were reported in the state during 2016. The figure represents a major jump in the number of gonorrhea cases from the previous baseline average of 130 cases annually between 2007 and 2013.

Refugees accounted for 29% of TB cases in N.H. in 2014, 2015: CDC reveals

Refugees accounted for 29% of TB cases in N.H. in 2014, 2015: CDC reveals

Refugees account nearly 29 per cent of all diagnosed active tuberculosis (TB) cases in New Hampshire during 2014 and 2015, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) revealed in its latest report.

As per the CDC report, 3 cases of contagious TB or active TB were diagnosed in New Hampshire refugees in 2015, and 4 cases were diagnosed during the previous year. During those two years, a total of 24 cases of active TB were diagnosed in the state.

Canadian doctor finds faults in study that supported use of Diclectin

Canadian doctor finds faults in study that supported use of Diclectin

A decades-old unpublished study that supported use of a commonly prescribed morning sickness drug, called Diclectin, is seriously flawed, a Canadian doctor argued.

Dr. Navindra Persaud, from the department of family & community medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, said that the results f the study conducted in 1970s about the effectiveness of Diclectin are inconsistent.

Dr. Persaud and his team also argued that the U.S. and Canadian regulators might have overstated the benefits of the drug.

New regulations take effect to tackle N.H.’s opioid epidemic

New regulations take effect to tackle N.H.’s opioid epidemic

New regulations aimed at curbing New Hampshire’s flood of prescription opioid pills took effect in New Year’s Day, showing a ray of hope for the opioid epidemic’s victims as well as their near and dear ones.

Overdose deaths have drastically increased across New Hampshire as the number of prescriptions has more than quadrupled since around 2000. New regulations are expected to make it harder for doctors to prescribe painkillers that are collectively called opioids.

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