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  • Due to brain-eating amoeba, water systems told to make changes

    October 9, 2013 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State health leaders have asked water companies that use the same solution to cleanse water as the two systems where brain-eating amoeba were found to increase the amount of solution being used. The Department of Health and Hospitals said Wednesday night it strongly recommends residual chlorine levels... more »
  • Deadly amoeba not likely in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 13, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Thursday they found a brain-eating amoeba in the St. Bernard Parish water system. Four locations tested positive in the parish, located just outside of New Orleans. One of those areas was in the home of a child.... more »
  • Brain-eating amoeba found in water lines

    September 12, 2013 10:31 PM

    ARABI- State health officials said Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found Naegleria fowleri, the scientific name for the deadly brain-eating amoeba, in the parish water system. Four locations tested positive in Arabi and Violet, both towns outside New Orleans. The tests were done after a... more »
  • Child in La. dies from brain-eating amoeba

    September 5, 2013 7:53 PM

    ST. BERNARD- A child died from a brain-eating amoeba state health officials reported Thursday evening. The child's name and exact age were not released. The state said water samples taken from the home outside New Orleans tested positive for Naegleria fowleri, the scientific name for the amoeba. Initial... more »
  • Plaintiffs hope settlement can help ailing players

    August 29, 2013 4:49 PM

    Tony Dorsett hopes a tentative $765 million settlement with the NFL can make a difference in the lives of the thousands of former players who are suffering from concussion-related brain injuries. Players like Dorsett, a Hall of Fame running back. The settlement announced Thursday would provide immediate compensation for players,... more »
  • Ark. girl fighting rare brain infection can speak

    August 21, 2013 2:04 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who has been battling a rare and often-fatal infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba is now able to say a few words. Kali Hardig was diagnosed last month with an infection caused by an amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. Health officials say there... more »
  • Brain-eating amoeba affects boy in Glades County

    August 13, 2013 1:43 PM

    LABELLE, Fla. - Health officials in Florida say a 12-year-old boy is fighting a rare and deadly infection that is attacking his brain. Family members told media outlets that Zachary Reyna of Southwest Florida was infected with Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic single-celled living amoeba that is commonly found in freshwater... more »
  • Mumford & Sons bassist has blood clot, N.O. concert postponed

    June 11, 2013 11:53 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot on his brain that will require surgery. The Grammy-winning folk-rock group postponed concerts Tuesday in Dallas, Wednesday in The Woodlands in Texas and Thursday in New Orleans. A statement on its website said there are no plans... more »
  • NFL group, company teaming up for brain drug test

    April 24, 2013 10:45 AM

    NEW YORK - A potential treatment for traumatic brain injuries may be tested in retired professional football players, who are the focus of concern over blows to the head. Neuralstem, Inc., of Rockville, Md., said Wednesday it is working with the National Football League Alumni Association to study the feasibility... more »
  • 2 Your Health stories for March 11, 2013 Play Video

    March 11, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 11, 2013: People in Louisiana are getting hit by a double-dose of the flu and seasonal allergies. The former is still lingering around the state while constant weather changes have caused the latter to show up early.... more »
  • Junior Seau had brain disease CTE

    January 10, 2013 10:51 AM

    UNDATED - An examination of Junior Seau's brain has revealed that the former linebacker had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May. The National Institutes of Health tells The Associated Press that an NIH study found abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition linked to... more »
  • Colorado boy dies after 3 years without a brain

    November 1, 2012 1:13 PM

    PUEBLO, Colo. - A Colorado boy who survived three years without a brain has died. Nickolas Coke surprised doctors after he born with only a brain stem. Most babies with that condition are stillborn or die shortly after birth. According to KOAA-TV, the boy survived without medical equipment and was... more »
  • Authorities: Md. man admits eating heart of victim

    June 1, 2012 10:30 AM

    JOPPATOWNE, Md. - Authorities say in court documents that a Maryland man has admitted to eating another man's heart and part of his brain. The Harford County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old college student Alexander Kinyua has been charged with first-degree murder. They say Kinyua was arrested Wednesday, days after his... more »
  • 7-year-old continues fight to walk again Play Video

    April 15, 2012 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After falling off a rope swing last May, 7-year-old Logan Watts' health continues to improve. Logan injured his brain after the fall and is currently deaf in one ear. Logan manages to move around with the use of a walker. First-graders at Doyle Elementary School... more »
  • Man charged in gruesome Conn. killing due in court

    February 1, 2012 8:50 AM

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn.- A man charged with hacking a Connecticut man to death with an ax and eating some body parts is due in a state courtroom under tight security after being returned from Florida. Thirty-five-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Bridgeport Superior Court on a... more »
  • Ill. man didn't know he'd shot nail into his brain

    January 20, 2012 12:55 PM

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. - A suburban Chicago man thought the errant nail that discharged from the gun he was working with had whizzed by his head. Instead, it was lodged in his brain. Family members say Dante Autullo spent more than a day with the 3½-inch nail in his head... more »
  • Brain injury victims: Giffords recovery will be tough, long

    January 24, 2011 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You don't have to go to Houston to get care for a brain injury like Representative Gabrielle Giffords. In Baton Rouge, Rehab Boulevard provides care for patients with acute or other brain injuries, helping them learn how to do everyday tasks like step up on a... more »
  • La. hospital worker acquitted on battery

    October 14, 2010 7:59 AM

    A state district judge has acquitted a state hospital worker accused of restraining a brain-injury patient without authorization in 2009. Linda Thompson was originally charged with cruelty to the infirmed, but District Attorney Kathryn Jones amended the charge to simple battery before the trial of the Villa Feliciana Medical Complex... more »
  • Woman in Ascension Parish raises money for Alzheimer's

    September 24, 2010 4:40 PM

    Families affected by a loved one with Alzheimer’s live day to day battling the disease. Doctors don’t know what causes the brain disorder, but a woman in Ascension Parish is on a mission to fight it. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out why Iva Tullier is stepping up... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 25

    February 25, 2010 5:57 PM

    Naps for babies, the link between coffee and stroke, radiation exposure, and a bird hormone that may help with birth control and fertility treatments are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 4

    February 4, 2010 5:38 PM

    Sleep apnea, stitches after a C-section delivery and robotic legs are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 3

    February 3, 2010 5:40 PM

    A clue that may help doctors treat farsightedness, how Tylenol may help protect your kidneys, and brain injuries are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Jan. 12

    January 12, 2010 5:44 PM

    How fat stored below your waist can help your health, the link between TV and early death, and the effect light has on migraines are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 9

    October 9, 2009 5:44 PM

    A new study shows that ice cream can affect your brain. Plus, a vending machine goes green. These stories and more in today's 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Sept. 23

    September 23, 2009 5:46 PM

    How sugar and a popular cancer treatment can raise your risk of heart disease, and how brain patterns play a role in weight loss are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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