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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, an Emirates jetliner comes in for landing at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, said Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, that it is taking special precautions to screen the droves of Chinese tourists expected for the Lunar New Year holiday after the outbreak of a pneumonia-like virus that has led to China's lockdown of the entire city of Wuhan. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Associated Press
January 23, 2020 - 10:07 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airports around the world have begun taking precautions to deal with an anticipated influx of Chinese tourists taking Lunar New Year holidays, just as the outbreak of a pneumonia-like virus in China has prompted officials there to take drastic measures to prevent...
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Jim Hanzo
January 02, 2020 - 10:55 am
Many resolutions in 2020 are aimed at improving health. Professor and Chief of dietary assessment at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center Catherine Champagne says when finding the right diet, look for red flags, like anything that would eliminate food groups. “Don’t eliminate food groups...
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Confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
Associated Press
January 01, 2020 - 6:13 am
Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020: ___ NEW YORK Fireworks burst and confetti fell as throngs of...
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November 13, 2019 - 12:24 pm
Patty Burnaman | WWL First News We are being told that it’s “cold and flu season,” but is there really such a thing? Dr. Fred Lopez, infectious disease specialist at LSU Health New Orleans, tells us it’s not so much the temperature, as it is what we do when it gets cold: we congregate in warm...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington. The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday, Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Associated Press
September 18, 2019 - 4:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights,...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2019, file photo Alex Trebek poses in the press room at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek said Tuesday, Sept. 17, that he’s had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
September 17, 2019 - 8:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again. Trebek told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that after a short period of optimism when he stopped chemotherapy, his "numbers shot up" and doctors...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Texas death row inmate Mark Soliz. Soliz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, for the 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her home near Godley, Texas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 7:38 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, received a lethal injection at the...
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Louisiana lawmakers defeated a measure in the recent session aimed at increasing the age to legally smoke in the state, but it could be changing nationwide. Congress is now considering a bill to raise the smoking age to 21 from 18, with a bipartisan group of lawmakers leading the charge. Senator...
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Thomas Perumean
July 03, 2019 - 7:21 am
Fewer people have been diagnosed with an HIV infection in the past year than in any of the previous 10 years. There were 989 people newly diagnosed with HIV in 2018, according to the Department’s Bureau of Infectious Diseases. The numbers released Tuesday show a 12% decline in HIV over the past...
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Don Ames
June 24, 2019 - 6:26 am
A recent study, published in the journal 'Environmental Science & Technology,' says if you're drinking water from a recyclable plastic bottle, you may also be ingesting thousands of plastic particles. Those nanoparticles are so small, they're absorbed throughout the gastrointestinal tract and...
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