LDH Unveils State’s Opioid Response Plan
The Department of Health releases the state’s first opioid response plan, aiming to reduce the state’s opioid crisis.
Flu Season Starts Early In Louisiana This Year
Louisiana Department of Health is seeing an early start to flu activity, even resulting in a school closure in the Lafayette area due to flu cases.
Link Found Between Diabetes Medicine & Cancer Rates
An LSU Health New Orleans researcher finds that a common Diabetes medication was effective in treating certain forms of cancer in mice.
Port of New Orleans sees record number of cruise passengers
A record 1.2 million passengers took a cruise out of the Port of New Orleans last year, and they’re expecting to set another record of 1.4 million passengers for this year.
NBC’s Lester Holt spends two-nights at Angola to profile criminal justice reform
Friday night at 9 PM, television viewers got an inside look at life in Angola when Dateline aired NBC Anchor Lester Holt’s two-night stay at the maximum-security facility.
Mysterious New Illness Strikes Vapers
A mysterious illness is impacting vapers and E-cigarette users across the country and the Louisiana Department of Health is warning medical professionals to keep an eye out for symptoms.
Over 40 Handguns Stolen From Youngsville Gun Range
Youngsville Police Chief Ricky Boudreaux says it’s likely the guns will find their way into criminal hands.
First Cases Of West Nile Virus Of 2019 Diagnosed
The state’s first human cases of West Nile Virus of the year have been reported by the Department of Health.
LSU To Review Response To False Alarm Intruder Alert
LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard says it is possible that a plain-clothes police officer in the area of Coates Hall was what sparked the commotion at the campus Tuesday.
Hot sauce market set to increase 61 percent over next seven years
A new report shows the Asian market’s craving for hot sauce is on the rise and is expected to push international hot sauce sales from 2.3 billion dollars this year to 3.7 billion in 2026.