Health News

January 29, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has sworn in Alex Azar (AY'-zahr) to serve as his second health secretary at the White House. The former drug company executive and official in George W. Bush's administration succeeds former Republican Georgia congressman Tom Price, who resigned last fall...
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FILE - This is a Jan. 22, 2018 file photo of sick baby Isaiah Haastrup's mother Takesha Thomas and father Lanre Haastrup outside the High Court in London, A British judge on Monday Jan. 29, 2018 ruled that intensive care treatment can be withdrawn for a brain-damaged 11-month-old boy despite his parents’ wishes for continued intervention. The judge says that doctors can stop providing life support treatment to Isaiah Haastrup. The case had been heard in the Family Division of the High Court in London. (Philip Toscano/PA File, via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:23 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge has ruled that intensive care treatment can be withdrawn for a brain-damaged 11-month-old boy despite his parents' wishes for continued intervention. Judge Alistair MacDonald said Monday in Birmingham that doctors can stop providing life support treatment to Isaiah...
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January 27, 2018 - 8:30 am
(WWL.com) - An estimated ten-thousand pro-life supporters are expected to march in Saturday’s Louisiana Life March North in Bossier/Shreveport. Life March North is the second of three events being held across Louisiana. Organizer Louis Avallone says the movement is much more than just protesting...
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In this Aug. 22, 2017 photo, Robert Leibovitz wears a T-shirt with information about his need for a kidney while visiting Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Leibowitz, a New Jersey father of five whose T-shirt saying “In Need of Kidney” went viral has received a life-saving transplant from a stranger. (Rocio Sandoval via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey father of five whose T-shirt saying "In Need of Kidney" went viral has received a lifesaving transplant from a stranger. Robert Leibowitz said he had the surgery last week at a New York hospital and is now "walking on clouds." "Everything had to fall into place," he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. Flu season continues to get worse, as this has become the most intense the country has seen since a pandemic strain hit nine years ago, U.S. health officials said on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
January 26, 2018 - 2:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the flu. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009. The...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 26, 2016 file photo, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards waves after speaking during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. On Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, said she is stepping down as its president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 26, 2018 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cecile Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, is stepping down as its president. Under her leadership, the organization gained in membership, donor support and political clout but found itself in constant conflict with social conservatives for its role as...
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January 25, 2018 - 1:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines. Italy's measles epidemic, which killed four people last year, has already caught the attention of...
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January 25, 2018 - 11:52 am
(WWL.com) -- The American Lung Association has released their “State of Tobacco Control” report, which shows Louisiana lagging behind the nation in reducing tobacco use. The report card gives the state “F”s in four out of five key categories. Regional Director of Health Promotion for ALA, Amy Ellis...
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Las Vegas mass shooting victim Jovanna Calzadillas, right, reads from a prepared statement with husband Frank Calzadillas, left, during a news conference prior to her release from the Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Phoenix. The Mesa, Ariz., resident, and young mother of two children, was shot in the head during the nation's deadliest mass shooting on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 24, 2018 - 9:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than three months after she was shot in the head in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and put on life support, an Arizona woman is smiling and talking, demonstrating a recovery that doctors at a Phoenix hospital are calling miraculous. Jovanna Calzadillas will...
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