Health

September 29, 2017 - 5:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS –The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTCB) is reporting the detection of West Nile virus in additional mosquito collections in Orleans Parish. At this time, no locally-transmitted human cases of West Nile or Zika virus have been reported in New Orleans...
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Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
September 25, 2017 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Maine's Sen. Susan Collins says she's against the last-gasp Republican health care bill. That means there are more than enough Senate GOP opponents to kill the party's drive to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The only remaining hope for the White House and...
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Chris Miller
September 25, 2017 - 11:05 am
Technology has put our favorite TV shows at our fingertips, and there seems to be more quality television than ever, but it may be coming at the expense of our health. Maybe you just can't wait for the next season of Stranger Things or you want to catch up on the Emmy-winning drama The Handmaid's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to members of the media while attending an event in Lewiston, Maine. Collins said Sunday, Sept. 24, she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. That likely opposition leaves the Republican drive to fulfill one of the party's premier campaign promises dangling by a thread. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
September 24, 2017 - 11:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it. In a late bid to...
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September 24, 2017 - 5:47 pm
(WWL.com) LSU’s Speech Language Hearing Clinic has a program that allows people with a medical condition like ALS to bank their voice. Speech Language Pathologist Sara Green Mele says individuals with a degenerative disease come to the clinic and record their voice in a sound proof booth using a...
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September 23, 2017 - 5:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University has selected a vendor to run its medical marijuana program. The university's Board of Supervisors on Friday chose Lafayette-based Advanced Biomedics, LLC, to grow the marijuana for Southern, which will receive more than $6 million over five years...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 photo, Marc Buoniconti talks during an interview in New York. On the right is a photograph of the former Citadel player with his father, Nick Buoniconti. Buoniconti wants to see youth football banned. A former college player who was paralyzed during a game and now a spokesman for the Miami Project, Buoniconti believes children's brains are put in jeopardy with every hit. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 23, 2017 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned. He hasn't always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game...
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USA TODAY
September 23, 2017 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party’s last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the “Obamacare” repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of...
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September 23, 2017 - 6:37 am
A new report from the USDA finds there are over 41 million Americans, including 13 million children, who lived at risk of hunger in 2016. Bread for the World, a movement in the US to end hunger, broke the numbers down by state, and found that Louisiana is the second hungriest in the nation...
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Chris Miller
September 22, 2017 - 1:06 pm
Passing Senator Bill Cassidy's Obamacare replacement plan just got harder, as Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) today announced his opposition. McCain said he could not back the bill from Cassidy and fellow Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina because "we could do better working together,...
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