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Free prostate cancer screenings offered Sept. 13

Free prostate cancer screenings offered Sept. 13

Posted 9:02 AM 9/2/2014 by Brock Sues

BATON ROUGE - With September designated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is holding its annual barbershop screening event to increase awareness and promote early detection of the disease.

The cancer center encourages (More)

8/29/2014

More Ebola cases in past week than any other

Posted 6:07 AM 8/29/2014 by Hunter Robinson

DAKAR, Senegal - The World Health Organization says the past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak began, more evidence that the crisis is worsening. In an update Friday, the U.N. health agency said more than 500 cases were recorded over the past week (More)

8/28/2014

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

Posted 3:58 AM 8/28/2014 by John Hielprin

GENEVA - The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

A new study by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to four times higher than is currently reported.

The agency on Thursday published new figures saying that 1,552 people have now died from the Ebola virus from among 3,069 cases reported so far.

8/27/2014

'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape

Posted 8:21 AM 8/27/2014 by Hunter Robinson

Women have a new weapon to protect themselves from date rape: nail polish.

Four North Carolina State University students are developing a polish that can detect drugs associated with date rape. When dipped in a drink, the polish will change colors if the drink is laced. Once the product is (More)

8/26/2014

Health benefit changes planned for state workers

Health benefit changes planned for state workers

Posted 1:49 PM 8/26/2014 by Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - State employees and retirees face increased out-of-pocket costs and higher deductibles as Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration reworks state health insurance plans to keep the program from financial disaster. Financial analysts say those in the insurance program in many (More)

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