After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

October 24, 2014 in Health, News

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed […]

Mississippi hospitals, clinics prepared to deal with any Ebola cases

October 21, 2014 in Health

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — State health officials say Mississippi hospitals will be capable of handling any Ebola cases that may arise. State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some hospitals are […]

Team assigned to find anyone who encountered U.S. Ebola patient

October 2, 2014 in Health, News

DALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director […]

Mississippi gets funds for anti-obesity program

August 1, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News

The Mississippi State Department of Health will receive $8.5 million over the next five years to help combat obesity and chronic disease across the state.

State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier said in a news release that the funds come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Currier says the money will support a comprehensive, statewide approach to promoting health and controlling and preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors.

December 1 World AIDS Day focusing on disease’s effect on global landscape

November 29, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Interim Managing Editor

The biggest day of the year dedicated to the awareness of the effect of HIV/AIDS on the global landscape is Saturday, Dec. 1.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “About 500,000 people get HIV each year and young people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent a quarter of these new HIV infections or 26 percent.”

Miss. West Nile cases up to 225 for year

October 19, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 12 new human cases of West Nile virus.

The new cases were reported in Coahoma (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Lauderdale (1), Lowndes (1), Madison (1), Pearl River (1), Rankin (3), Walthall (1), and Wayne (1) counties, bringing the state total to 225 cases and five deaths.

Pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak issues wide recall

October 9, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.

The New England Compounding Center announced the recall Saturday.

Fifth West Nile death reported in Mississippi

October 4, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News

A fifth victim of West Nile virus has died in Mississippi.

The Mississippi State Department of Health said someone who had earlier been infected in Madison County has died, bringing the state’s 2012 death total to five.
The state also reported 14 new cases Monday, pushing the year’s total to 200.