Miss. reports first case of lung illness related to vaping

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Wednesday reported its first identified case of a vaping-related lung illness.

  World Suicide Prevention Day: Department of Mental Health aims to ‘shatter the silence’ on suicide

FDA warns public to not eat Kroger tuna steaks

Families, caregivers on front lines of opioid crisis hope federal money will help

After one month, how are Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients doing?

Federal judge intervenes in Mississippi mental health system

  Therapy pups bring comfort to UMMC patients

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  CDC investigating death possibly linked to vaping, causing concerns

New reported case of West Nile Virus brings state total to six

  AMA President discusses push for more mental health services in Mississippi

  Kale juice may kill cancer cells, Belhaven University researchers say

  Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported, brings state total to five

Study: Mississippi is 2019′s worst state to have a baby

CBD drug trial at UMMC delivers promising results; gets one-year extension

According to the hospital, results from a clinical trial of a new marijuana-derived drug to treat seizures in children has prompted approval of a one-year extension to the study. Great news for those with children suffering from severe epilepsy.

  What you need to know about the Hepatitis A outbreak in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health is joining other states across the country to fight the spread of Hepatitis A.

What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C?

With this news, you might be wondering what the difference between hepatitis A, B, and C?

Mississippi reports hepatitis A outbreak, joins surrounding states in fighting national epidemic

Symptoms of hepatitis A include nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting; jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes); and stomach pain, low appetite, and fever.

Local study examines impact of lullabies on infants

Bayer recalls 990 vials of drug that treats serious bleeding

Mother warns about dangers of heat after son dies from heat stroke

  Officials: Getting high on wasp spray can kill you

  Vicksburg employee health clinic helps city save money

Health officials urge Mississippi residents to prepare before the storm

2019′s first case of West Nile Virus reported in Smith County

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.

  It’s a CRIME: Viral ice cream video prompts warnings about social media challenges

When you take a trip to the grocery store, the last thing on your mind is purchasing food that has been tampered with.

Disney actor’s death draws attention to seizures

According to the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, 3.5 million people in this country have epilepsy.

  National HIV Testing Day: Capital City ranks 4th highest in the NATION for HIV rates

My Brother's Keeper teamed up with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens to host free testing at the Walgreens on Meadowbrook Road.

AL dermatologist warns swimmers after flesh-eating bacteria case in FL

After a Alabama case of flesh-eating bacteria, a Birmingham dermatologist has a warning for people headed to the lake or the beach.

Indiana girl contracts flesh-eating bacteria on vacation in Florida

The 12-year-old got Necrotizing Fasciitis, which her mom thought happened because of a scrape on her big toe.

Walgreens to provide free testing on National HIV Testing Day

HIV testing is recommended as part of routine health care, yet many Americans are not being tested as often as advised.

  Cosmetic Surgery Dangers: What to know before going under the knife

Recent spikes in deaths in the Dominican Republic continue to rise! So far this month, 2 American tourist have died from complications after undergoing plastic surgery.

Flesh-eating bacteria: What you need to know

Already this year, there have been reports of people picking up flesh eating bacteria in Gulf waters.

Beemon Drugs, a Jackson fixture since 1956, to close

An independent, locally-owned drugstore that has been serving Jackson residents for more than six decades will be closed by the end of the month.

Study on Mississippi life expectancy following national decline

A new study shows Mississippi is the No. 50 state in America with a life expectancy 74.4 years old.

Mississippi ABLE program offers people on disabilities the chance to save money without penalty

The Mississippi ABLE Program offers individuals with disabilities the opportunity to “Achieve a Better Life Experience.”

  Traumatic brain injuries can bring on other complications

In the wake of Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson’s father being shot to death by law enforcement in Simpson County, WLBT takes a deeper look at the impact of traumatic brain injuries.

Attorney Generals across the country file motion to unseal generic drug price fixing complaint

Attorney General Jim Hood joined a 44-state coalition in a motion Thursday to unseal their complaint against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers.

  Authorities: Legal opioid substitute is dangerous, even deadly

The herbal opioid substitute can be bought at gas stations and vape shops, but it can be as addictive as opioids and possibly more deadly.

  Summer feeding program prepares to fill bellies and hearts

The Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi is piloting a program that will see to it that area children eat breakfast and lunch while they’re on summer vacation.

  Veterans with PTSD and depression try to cope during the Memorial Day holiday

Veterans with PTSD and depression try to cope during the Memorial Day holiday.

Florence doctor surrendered license, prescriptions revoked

Dr. Van Coleman's prescriptions are no longer valid, nor is his medical license.

  Jackson VA reaches out to female veterans during Women’s Health Week

Women's Health Week wraps up with special emphasis on women who have served in the military

  Mississippi Rural Health Task Force holds first meeting

Governor Phil Bryant is giving a charge to a newly-created Rural Health Care Task Force.He's asking the group to consider ways to reduce the threat of more hospital closures and improve access to care.

  World Health Organization shares new guidelines for dementia prevention

Dementia affects 50 million people worldwide and 55,000 people in Mississippi.

  Mississippi program matches medical school students with rural communities

The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program was created more than ten years ago.Those who participate in the program are eligible for $30,000 dollars in medical school scholarships each year in exchange for agreeing to practice in a rural community for the same number of years.

  Community gathers for ‘NogginFeast’ to celebrate and honor brain injury survivors

The organization has been helping people for 32 years, making it one of the oldest associations in the country.

  10-year-old from Rankin Co. undergoes dangerous surgery to remove tumor

10-year-old A.J. Stingley had a successful surgery at an Arizona hospital to remove a tumor between his carotid artery.

Multiple staff and patients sick with stomach virus at Jackson Veterans Home

At one point more than 40 patients and staff were sick with the virus

  First ever integrative health clinic opens in Mississippi

A team of medical professionals are using a more holistic approach to improve your quality of life.

Blood donors and recipients reunite at Mississippi Blood Services

Mississippi Blood Services reunites those who roll up their sleeves to give blood donations with recipients at event in Flowood.

  Guts and Butts 5K run for Colon Cancer returning Saturday

The Gutts and Butts 5K will kick off Saturday afternoon from 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Brandon Amphitheater.

Third measles exposure found in new location in Hattiesburg

The exposure happened at various locations from April 9-11.

  MSDH: Measles traveled from Tennessee through Mississippi earlier this month

A contagious case of measles traveled from Tennessee through the state of Mississippi between April 9 and April 11.

MORA holds Legacy Day for organ donors and recipient families

MORA holds Legacy Day at UMMC

  Parents of little girl fighting stage four cancer receive ‘hateful, disgusting’ message

The parents of a toddler who is fighting stage four cancer are shocked after they said they received a hateful message from a stranger.

UMMC to offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured, underinsured women

The screenings will take place at the Cancer Institute on Saturday, June 1, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Warning issued to parents for Fisher-Price baby product after reports of infant deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price have issued a warning about the Rock 'n Play infant swing due to several reported deaths.

MS, AR among most stressed states in U.S.

With April being Stress Awareness Month and millennials reporting the highest average stress levels of any generation, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Stressed States.

Free lodging facility for cancer patients opens in Jackson

A port in a storm for families of cancer patients opened on Thursday in Jackson.

Hernando Elementary School officials conducting investigation after tuberculosis exposure

Hernando Elementary School is under investigation after officials received notification from the Mississippi State Department of Health that an employee has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Federal health plans extension good news for Mississippi

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that they will allow insurance companies to continue to offer certain health plans that would have been phased out on January 1, 2020.

  Lethal Libido: FDA warns the public of dangerous over-the-counter male enhancement pills

You see them on convenience store shelves with names like “Rhino” “Black Stallion” and “Libidomax” boasting some big claims, promising male enhancement and better results in the bedroom.

  National Kick Butts Day hopes to curb e-cigarette use among teens

Last year e-cigarette use among High Schoolers rose by 78 percent. This year the focus on national kick butt day is kicking Juul, the e-cigarette that has become popular among teens.

  FDA approves drug for postpartum depression treatment, but it comes at a hefty price

Zulresso is a drug that was approved by the FDA on Tuesday.

Donors wanted to help Mississippi Red Cross win up to $25,000 in grant money

The Red Cross has the opportunity to be awarded up to $1 million in available project-based grants to help fund its Sound the Alarm program and others for 2019.

Bill banning abortions when fetal heartbeat detected heads to Governor

Senate Bill 2116 provides an exemption for cases of medical emergencies.

Injection used in combination chemotherapy recalled, possible copper salt presence

Some patients with advanced metastatic colorectal cancer may be affected.

Another 43 lots of medication used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure recalled

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging is voluntarily recalling 43 lots of medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Do not stop taking the medication until you have a new treatment plan prepared by a doctor or pharmacist.

  Spring allergy season hits Mississippians, but there are ways for relief

While some might only see pollen, others are hit with the unbearable symptoms.

  Jeopardy host Alex Trebek’s recent diagnosis helps raise awareness about pancreatic cancer

Earlier this week Trebek announced he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer: breaking hearts all over the world. One person from the magnolia state appeared on Jeopardy just two months ago.

  Think you’re too young to have a stroke? Doctor says think again

"I have seen a lot of younger people in their 20′s, 30′s, even 40′s who have strokes. You do not have to be old."

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

  Contact lenses that can reverse nearsightedness while you sleep

"It was like a miracle. I could like see again.”

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public about a nationwide, voluntary recall initiated by Apotex Corp. on a birth control pill.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

30,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to extraneous material contamination

These products could be in your freezer.

Ovarian cancer claims tireless advocate Lori Newcomb

Ovarian cancer has claimed the life of a Jackson woman who devoted much of her time to cancer awareness and prevention.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against cancer.

Spain is the world’s healthiest country – the U.S. did not make the top 20

The U.S. dropped a spot because of deaths due to drug overdoses.

  Aggressive Spring allergy season ahead

If you struggle with spring allergies, now is the time to prepare for what doctors say will be another aggressive spring allergy season.

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced is advising the public about recalls on a Gripe water product for infants and adults. The product was distributed throughout the United States by Dollar General Corporation.