Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

Dr. Thomas E. Dobbs named new State Health Officer

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

UMMC physicians inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Fame

Carbon monoxide detector alerts Harvey homeowner to potentially deadly leak

Doctors offer tips to parents following death of child from flu

Attorney General Jim Hood files lawsuit against opioid distributors

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MSDH reports first flu case of 2018-2019

Charleston nurse fined $500 after woman dies following outpatient surgery

Healthcare advocates proposing cigarette tax hike

Mississippi governor wants appeal of ruling on abortion ban

US Judge: Mississippi 15-week abortion ban unconstitutional

'Can the Grease’: New campaign urges residents to properly dispose of FOG

Quaker recalls popular children’s cereal for possible Salmonella contamination

According to the Food and Drug Administration, a small quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal could contain Salmonella.

Heart transplant recipient takes on donor’s passion for baking

Transplant recipient Timothy Lewis now volunteers at UMMC and has now has the heart of a baker, his donor's passion.

  GRAPHIC: Mom warns against vape pen after one explodes, leaving son with shattered jaw

A mother's warning tonight against vape pens. This after one exploded in her son's mouth, breaking his jaw in three places, knocking out many of his teeth.

3 On Your Side Investigates: The High Cost of Living

How to get control of your medical bills so they don't bankrupt you.

  Second case of Chronic Wasting Disease found in deer in Issaquena Co.

Pain so excruciating, you want to die: A Big Island man who doctors suspect has ‘suicide disease’ seeks relief

Mississippi ranks number one in premature births

Chronic Wasting Disease suspected in second white-tailed deer in Issaqueena Co.

Epilepsy patients testing out new marijuana-based medication

UMMC conducts clinical trials for marijuana based drug to treat children with epilepsy

New call center answers questions from parents of young children

Mississippi Families for Kids announced Thursday the opening of a call center dedicated to helping parents and caregivers of children up to five years old.

Great Granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks discusses access to quality healthcare in Jackson

Veronica Robinson, a community activist and the great granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks, was in Jackson to discuss the importance of access to medical care.

Dangerous Deliveries: Why are black women dying during childbirth?

Black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease and Control.

Columbus, GA child confirmed with rare polio-like illness

News Leader 9 is the first to confirm with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a Columbus child has a confirmed case of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare condition known as AFM.

A cure for MSD is closer than ever, and you can help

The fight to find a cure for a rare disease is getting closer to the finish line, and it's all stemming from one family in South Mississippi.

21-year-old lifelong migraine sufferer finally finds relief

A 21-year-old Columbia resident said she has gone from blinding, debilitating pain everyday for most of her life to only having to manage her pain once a month.

Flu shots for children now available at all county health departments

The season flu shot is recommended for anyone age 6 months and up to prevent the flu.

Sheet pan shrimp bake with nutritionist Rebecaa Turner

This delicious, easy-to-make dinner is perfect for gathering the family around the table.

Three new West Nile Virus cases reported in Mississippi

This brings the state’s total number of cases for 2018 up to 40.

State officials address ‘epidemic’ among teens in Mississippi

General Hood is joining the Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Tobacco Data at the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi to alert parents and teenagers of the dangers of teens using nicot

Boy Scouts of America neckerchief slides recalled due to high levels of lead

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Syphilis rates for newborn babies reach 20 year high

37 states are included in a CDC report on syphilis rates in newborn babies. Mississippi ranks near the bottom.

Four new West Nile Virus cases reported in Hinds and Madison counties

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports four new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the state’s total to 37 so far for 2018.

More than 200 people helped raise awareness in Alzheimer’s walk

More than 200 people walked in Jackson Saturday to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease

University of Mississippi School of Medicine has record-breaking admissions

The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is breaking admissions records. This year's medical school class is the largest in history with 165 students.

Lamar County doctor offers insight to fibromyalgia

There are more than three million people in the United States dealing with pain throughout their body, muscle tenderness and constant fatigue with no cure in sight.

Ripple Effect: Suicide survivors share their stories in new film

Suicide survivors share their stories in new film

Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported in Mississippi

So far this year human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Attala, Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Harrison (2), Hinds (12), Itawamba, Jones, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Rankin (2), Walthall and Washington counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths.

Senate will vote on bipartisan bill to tackle opioid crisis

If the legislation passes on Monday, it would push for increased use of non-addictive painkillers.

Seven back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

Norton Children’s Hospital shared the seven illnesses commonly found in schools and how to treat them.

UMMC: Identifying concussions from the sidelines

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is encouraging high school athletic departments to take concussions seriously. They also says that having at least one medical professional on the sidelines can make a big difference.

New West Nile Virus case reported in Attala Co.

New WNV case reported in Attala Co.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

STD rates on the rise around the country

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in this country. That's according to new data just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Three new cases of West Nile Virus reported in Mississippi

So far this year human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Harrison (1), Hinds (10), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Walthall and Washington counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths.

Jackson residents warned as Department of Health reports new West Nile Virus cases

So far this year, human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Hinds (9), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, and Washington counties.

UMMC, BCBS announce contract agreement

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have reached an agreement, and all University of Mississippi Medical Center facilities are fully participating in-network providers.

8 new West Nile Virus cases reported in Mississippi

8 new West Nile Virus cases were reported by the MS Department of Health.

One woman's story on the risks of synthetic CBD oil

A new industry has blossomed around CBD, it's a compound found in marijuana but generally legal to sell. It usually comes in oil form; touted for health benefits. But there are risks as one Florence woman found out. Most people are familiar with the part of marijuana that makes you high.

Rankin County buys handsfree CPR Devices

This month Rankin County emergency responders have begun training with new life-saving technology. They're working with handsfree C-P-R devices, which are quickly becoming an important tool in first responders' medical bags.

6 new West Nile Virus cases reported in MS

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports six new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the state's total to 13 so far for 2018.

UMMC to continue offering in-network costs to BCBS of MS patients

The prior deal was extended one month after expiring at the end of June. UMMC says mediation continues and they'll continue providing in-network costs to Blue Cross Blue Shield patients in the interim.

What to know when interacting with someone who is mentally ill

The search continues for 25-yr-old Darius Taylor of Hinds County. He went missing Monday morning.

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Recognizing eating disorders in teenagers

How can a parent help a child avoid an eating disorder? The first step is to understand why they happen.

Illness does not stop many workers

Despite doctors' orders many of us go to work while we are sick.

Selfies inspire plastic surgery

A study from leading plastic surgeons reveals an up tick in facial procedures as a direct result of 'selfie' dissatisfaction.

This Morning on WLBT: More spring-like but unsettled weather ahead

Good morning. It still feels more like spring than winter outside. It won't be quite as warm today as it was yesterday, and rain chances are still in the forecast through the weekend. We'll sort it all out in the First Alert Forecast. Jackson police are searching for two men who robbed a gas station at gunpoint last night. We'll tell you where it happened. And we'll have the latest on the high-school shooting investigation in Parkland, Florida. President Trump plans to visit with fa...

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2016 St. Jude Dream Home set for construction

It's kick-off time for the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home. Ground has been broken on a one-acre lot in the Indian Creek Subdivision in Flowood.

Animal torture can lead to harming humans, animal experts say

A long-time animal rescuer said the Facebook posting of a burned cat this week raises more concerns for her, in addition to the torture of animals.

Mississippians better protected 10 years after Katrina

It was Latham's job then, as it is now, to protect and help every Mississippian during an emergency, even if there are unprecedented challenges.

Protect yourself from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has led to a rare complication in an Oklahoma woman after it went undiagnosed for several days. ( See Story ) The disease is transmitted by ticks that can carry the bacteria.

Get rid of double chin forever

You see them everywhere, maybe even in the mirror.We are talking about people with fat protruding beneath their chins.Its a common problem. Now, there is an option to correct it, without going under the knife.

Auditory Processing Disorder is frequently undiagnosed

Auditory Processing Disorder is a condition that affects the brain's ability to process sound accurately. t is also frequently misdiagnosed in school children. Yet, 43 percent of children with learning disabilities have a form of auditory processing disorder.      11 year old Graham Storey has been using a listening device for the past two years. But until his diagnosis, his Pediatrician mom, Dr.  Joanna Storey was baffled. "We weren't re...

Yazoo City woman competes on Chopped Grill Masters finale tonight

Don't miss the opportunity to watch BBQ princess Leslie Scott grill for $50,000 in the Food Network's Chopped Grill Masters finale.

STDs are striking Mississippi teens as young as 13

Sex is in high demand on the streets and behinds closed doors in Mississippi. As a result, Mississippi has alarming rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, or STDs.

Lack of rain can threaten Mississippi lawns

After he retired, Jackson homeowner Don Kappus and his wife built the home of their dreams, and invested in landscaping that would last.

West Nile Virus concern is paramount to other mosquito-borne illnesses

Epidemiologists at the Mississippi State Health Department are keenly aware of all mosquito-borne threats to Mississippians. But unless circumstances change, the public health focus remains on preventing West Nile Virus.

Caterpillar sting sends Rankin County girl to ER

Mary Bratton decided to celebrate the end of school at a friend's house with a backyard camp out in hammocks. The set-up was grand, the girls never thinking a caterpillar would end it all.

The even grosser cause behind gross smelling feet

Stinky feet, experts said it's a problem most adults have, and one that can affect children, too.

Mississippi military prospects are least fit in the country

Seventy-eight percent of Mississippi military prospects are not fit to fight, according to data collected by the U. S. Department of Defense.  Although it is a national problem, Mississippians are at the top of the least fit in the country.

Air conditioners blow out as heat turns up

Most of the calls they get are from people who are not consistent in tending to their units.

Heat-related illness strikes quickly

This summer heat has kept American Medical Response Ambulance Service busy. From July 12 through July 14, ambulances were dispatched to a total of nine calls that were heat related. Most of those calls, seven, were made July 14.

AG wants citizen calls on counterfeit merchandise

The sale of counterfeit goods is now a major target for investigators at the Attorney Generals office.Attorney General Jim Hood says it is big business in Mississippi.