New Ky. heroin law: Educating cops and addicts

New Ky. heroin law: Educating cops and addicts
Among them could be: HIV and hepatitis C testing, vaccination, pregnancy tests, and resources and direction to treatment, the health officials said. The biggest challenge, though, appears to be funding. "That's a big mountain to climb," said Emily …
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Newborns struggle when moms use drugs
A recent N.H. Governor's Commission Prenatal Substance Exposure Task Force study identified many pregnant women initially not being honest about their addiction with their doctors, for fear of losing their children. But, Bartlett said the DCYF tries to …
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Sean Philpott-Jones: What's The Matter With Indiana?
HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and other bloodborne diseases are readily spread between drug users who share contaminated injection equipment. One of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of HIV among injection drug users … Those services included family …
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USDA Investigating Texas Biomed After Activists' Complaints Regarding Primate
Texas Biomed's Southwest National Primate Research Center has developed life-saving treatments and new approaches to several serious diseases, including a hepatitis B vaccine for virus, a hepatitis C virus treatment, a ventilator that prevents …
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Technical Feasibility Established for MosaiQ Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Assay
Quotient are including tests to screen serologically for Syphilis, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Hepatitis C Antibody, HIV Type 1 and Type 2 and Human T-Lymphotropic Antibodies Type I/II, along with a test for CMV. … of …
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Hepatitis C: Special Risks for Women
“Women born after 1976 have a very low risk of hepatitis C infection, less than approximately 5 out of 1,000 women,” explains Camila S. Graham, MD, MPH, of the Division of Infectious Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and …
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What If I Give My Baby Hepatitis C?
Pregnant women cannot be treated for hepatitis C, Alkhouri said, because ribavirin causes birth defects. Interferon-ribavirin treatment is not FDA-approved for children under the age of three. A baby also can't be tested for hepatitis C at birth …
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