Health

FILE--This Dec. 17, 1997, file photo, lettuce is harvested at a farm in Wellton, Ariz., east of Yuma. The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, file)
April 21, 2018 - 4:45 am
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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April 19, 2018 - 11:38 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana House lawmakers Thursday were debating a $27 billion state operating budget for next year that would steeply reduce spending on health services for the poor, the elderly, and people with disabilities to account for the loss of expiring state taxes. House...
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Jim Hanzo
April 18, 2018 - 9:03 am
Get ready for some great live music coming to town. Jazz Fest this month. Later it's Maroon 5, the Eagles, Elton John, Justin Timberlake and many more. Now, new research from Goldsmith's University in London reveals that we'll reap the benefits of a healthier life by going to concerts. Clinical...
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April 17, 2018 - 1:11 pm
The first license for distributing medical marijuana products in Louisiana has been awarded to the owners of H&W Drug Store in New Orleans, The New Orleans Advocate reports. In 2016, legislators approved a tightly-regulated plan for allowing patients of certain illnesses to have access to non-...
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April 14, 2018 - 3:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program has helped create or support nearly 19,200 jobs across the state and $178 million in state and local taxes. That's according to an economic analysis done by three LSU professors hired by the state health department to look at the...
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April 12, 2018 - 9:11 pm
(WWL.com) - Individuals suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, chronic pain, severe muscle spasms and P-T-S-D would be able to receive a prescription for medical marijuana under legislation that was approved by the full House. The bill is sponsored by Baton Rouge Representative Ted James. “This quite...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2002 file photo, a doctor holds the medication Zyban in Kansas City, Kan. According to industry-funded research mandated by U.S. and European regulators and released on Monday April 9, 2018, Chantix and Zyban, two heavily promoted smoking cessation drugs, are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
April 09, 2018 - 11:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European regulators. The results come from an extension of a big study of Chantix and Zyban that earlier found no increased risks for severe...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Judge Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday, March 28, 2018, that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show that the threat from a chemical compound produced in the roasting process was insignificant. At the center of the dispute is acrylamide, a carcinogen found in many cooked foods, that is produced during the roasting process. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
March 30, 2018 - 7:59 pm
Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence seem to suggest. Scientific concerns about coffee have eased in...
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Darlington Ibekwe, a lawyer who lives in Los Angeles, poses for a photo in front of a coffee shop in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. A Los Angeles judge has determined that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Ibekwe said a cancer warning would be annoying but wouldn't stop him from treating himself to three lattes a week. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 29, 2018 - 10:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Wednesday that Starbucks and other companies failed to show that benefits from...
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Chris Miller
March 29, 2018 - 7:30 am
Just as one flu season ends, is another beginning? The CDC is warning a different strain is becoming more prevalent across the country. When the flu was running rampant earlier this year, it was Influenza A. Now as that slacks off, the CDC warns the "B" strain is starting to appear. "And now we're...
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