Health

FDA approves new Alzheimer’s drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for early Alzheimer’s. The new drug may modestly slow the pace of cognitive decline early in the disease. The approval of…

US approves Alzheimer’s drug that modestly slows disease

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials have approved a new Alzheimer’s drug that modestly slows the brain-robbing disease. The Food and Drug Administration granted the approval Friday for Leqembi for patients in the early…

Ways to prevent colon cancer

With the death of Kirstie Alley, the dangers of colon cancer have returned to the spotlight. News 25 spoke with Singing River Colon and Rectal Surgeon Dr. Ramon Brown who says…

Ochsner Health acquires Diamondhead Urgent Care

Ochsner Health announced today it has acquired Diamondhead Urgent Care, giving the hospital system a bigger footprint in Hancock County. Diamondhead Urgent Care will become one of two Ochsner locations that provide urgent care services, along with Ochsner Health Center…

Chemical hair straighteners linked to cancer

The National Institute of Health has found some startling news. Women using chemical hair-straightening products are at a higher risk of uterine cancer.  Researchers noted that African-American women may be…

CDC endorses updated COVID boosters, shots to begin soon

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed updated COIVD-19 boosters. The decision opens the way for a fall vaccination campaign that could blunt a winter surge if enough Americans roll up their…

CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

US to declare health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will declare a public health emergency to bolster the federal response to the monkeypoxoutbreak that has infected more than 6,600 Americans, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The announcement will free up federal money and…