Health

November 15, 2018 - 4:57 pm
Today is recognized as the Great American Smokeout, an observation started by the American Cancer Society in 1975 to encourage smokers to kick the habit. According to a recent report, about 23 percent of adults in Louisiana smoke and Jim Pittman, a spokesman for Louisiana's Smoking Cessation Trust...
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Chris Miller
November 12, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Living longer may have less to do with genes and more to do with your lifestyle. A study published in the journal Genetics finds that lifestyle, not genes, is the biggest determiner of how long we live. "There are a number studies that show heritability of longevity account for anywhere from ten to...
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November 06, 2018 - 12:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and Mississippi are at the top of states when it comes to preterm births. A recent report from the March of Dimes gave Louisiana an F rating and the second-highest preterm birth rate in the country. Mississippi was the only state that ranked lower. The March of Dimes is...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 06, 2018 - 1:53 am
The US Food and Drug Administration investigators have found Salmonella in a cake mix plant that matches the Salmonella linked to making several people sick. "The FDA is investigating the manufacturing facility that made recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes," according to an advisory. "FDA and the CDC...
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November 01, 2018 - 8:00 pm
An American Psychological Association report shows Generation Z, people from 15 to 21, have the worst mental health of any generation. 91% of Gen Z adults say they have felt physical or emotional symptoms, such as depression or anxiety associated with stress. LSU Health New Orleans School of...
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David Blake
October 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm
Sen. Bill Cassidy on a bill to fight the opioid crisis and more President Donald Trump today signed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 into law. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who is a doctor, was involved in the bill's creation. Cassidy tells WWL First News that they made a key adjustment...
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Don Ames
October 21, 2018 - 12:55 pm
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory for residents and businesses in all areas east of Franklin Avenue in New Orleans after bacteriological tests confirmed that the water was safe to...
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Don Ames
October 21, 2018 - 6:40 am
A boil water advisory remains in effect for all New Orleans residents East of Franklin Avenue. This includes the Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans East and the Bywater. According to a statement from the Sewerage and Water Board, a voltage spike at the Carrollton Water Plant caused a loss of power to the...
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Don Ames
October 20, 2018 - 10:38 am
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for areas east of Franklin Avenue from Lake Pontchartrain to the Mississippi River. An existing boil water advisory for the Lower 9th Ward remains in effect. Residents in the affected area are advised not...
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Chris Miller
October 19, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Trader Joe's is recalling some pre-packaged salads sold in Louisiana because they may be contaminated with listeria or salmonella. According to the company's web site, the corn used in the salads is the problem. The salads include Trader Joe's Mexicali Inspired Salad, Trader Joe’s BBQ Flavored...
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