Health

Chris Miller
March 26, 2018 - 7:06 am
Is the secret to staying thin a good marriage? Maybe not quite, but new research suggest healthy relationships help middle age couples maintain healthy weight. According to the study published in the journal Health Psychology, people who have been married for a while, or in an otherwise long term...
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March 22, 2018 - 9:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A House Republican leader says he's found a way to narrow Louisiana's budget gap next year, but Gov. John Bel Edwards calls it a gimmick similar to the short-term fixes that have left the state struggling with financial problems for a decade. The latest clash comes as...
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March 22, 2018 - 7:53 pm
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - A settlement agreement has resolved a complaint that a Louisiana parish jail kept an HIV-infected prisoner isolated in segregated housing for approximately six months because he has the virus. The Justice Department's agreement Thursday with the Union Parish Detention Center...
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Don Ames
March 17, 2018 - 2:03 pm
A Metairie toddler suffered a chemical burn to the cornea of her right eye this week after she bit into a liquid detergent pack The youngster bit into the laundry packet while her mother was cleaning clothes Tuesday, March 13th. Danielle Henderson said her daughter, Jaycee, began screaming and...
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David Blake
March 12, 2018 - 12:54 pm
Daylight Saving Time kicked in over the weekend, and it seems many people are having a rough go of it. At LSU Health Sciences Center, sleep expert Dr. Caroline Barton says it's for real and losing sleep, even an hour, can cause a myriad of problems. ''When one is sleep deprived, insulin levels go...
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March 03, 2018 - 8:23 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A nonprofit organization that helps open doors for people with autism has certified the aquarium and zoo in New Orleans as sensory inclusive. The Aquarium of the Americas is the first aquarium to get such certification, and the Audubon Zoo is among the first 10 zoos, according to...
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March 02, 2018 - 5:24 pm
(WWL.com) - A new report finds the majority of Louisiana’s young people are un-fit for military service. The Pentagon reports that more than 70 percent of Americans aged 17 to 24 cannot join the United States military – 26 million young Americans for various reasons. The percentage in Louisiana is...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 27, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis. The move is part of a broader effort to more aggressively target...
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February 26, 2018 - 9:49 pm
There has been an increase in the number of organ donations as a result of opioid addicts dying. In Louisiana, there has been a 40 percent increase in organ donors over the last two years. Louisiana Organ Procurement Association spokeswoman Kirsten Heintz says the opioid crisis is now impacting...
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February 26, 2018 - 1:50 pm
(WWL.com) -- LA ABLE is a new program that offers families with developmentally disabled members the opportunity to put tax deductible dollars in a safe state savings account to pay for future health and education needs. State Treasurer Jon Schroder says it gives families who are already facing a...
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