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  • LSU freshman refuses to let cancer keep him out of school Play Video

    September 8, 2017 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU freshman is living out his dream of being an Tiger. Kayne Finley was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer late last year, but it hasn't stopped him from going to school. While he says some days are harder than others, he's trying... more »
  • Report: Brain disease seen in most football players

    July 25, 2017 5:38 PM

    CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL down to high school. It's the biggest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The disease has been linked with repeated head blows and... more »
  • McCain says he's grateful and will return soon

    July 20, 2017 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain says he's grateful for the outpouring of support after his brain cancer diagnosis. He's promising to be back soon. In a tweet Thursday, McCain says: "I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support - unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be... more »
  • Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

    April 21, 2017 8:22 AM

    BOSTON - Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez's brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives. Hernandez hanged himself in prison early Wednesday,... more »
  • A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

    April 2, 2017 1:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - It sounds like science fiction, but doctors say a device worn on the head that makes electric fields improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors. The device, made by Novocure and sold in the U.S. and elsewhere, is... more »
  • No tackling? NY Lawmaker seeks tackle football ban for kids

    February 4, 2017 6:51 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A New York lawmaker wants to ban tackle football for kids under 14, citing growing evidence of the link between hard football hits and brain damage. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto's proposed ban is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. Similar bills by the... more »
  • Texas to launch massive youth-athlete concussion study

    December 11, 2016 2:52 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is about to launch what state officials believe is the nation's largest effort to track brain injuries among middle and high school athletes. The governing body for public high school sports in Texas is partnering with the O'Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center to... more »
  • Tulane launches new Brain Institute

    October 8, 2016 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University has launched a new initiative to support brain-related research of neuroscience endeavors. The new Brain Institute combines expertise and research from faculty, postdocs and students at the Schools of Medicine, Science and Engineering, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Liberal Arts, and the National Primate Research... more »
  • NOPD says married Sen. Troy Brown punched girlfriend at Bayou Classic party Play Video

    November 30, 2015 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS -State senator Troy Brown was a no show for his first court appearance after he was arrested over the weekend for allegedly punching a woman in the face. Instead, his attorney Senator Ed Murray entered a not guilty plea on his behalf, and waived his appearance. ... more »
  • Doctors find tapeworm larva in California man's brain

    November 4, 2015 12:26 PM

    NAPA - A California man says he went to an emergency room with a terrible headache and nausea, slipped into a coma, and when he woke up doctors told him a tapeworm larvae had been living in his brain. College student Luis Ortiz of Napa told the Napa Valley Register... more »
  • Chlorine boosters coming to fight amoeba Play Video

    August 25, 2015 7:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish will install chlorine boosters on two of its rural water systems after a brain-eating amoeba was detected in those systems last month. Parish officials will install one booster to inject chlorine directly into the water supply at the ACUD#1 and the ACUD#2 water systems in... more »
  • Chlorine burn to last till October

    August 24, 2015 7:08 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The ACUD-1 water system in Ascension Parish is one week into a 60-day chlorine burn. This comes after a brain-eating amoeba was found in the system in July. The state requires a small amount of chlorine to be present in any water system. However, extra chlorine is added... more »
  • Jimmy Carter says his cancer spread to liver and brain

    August 20, 2015 12:15 PM

    ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter says his cancer has shown up in his liver and on his brain and that he will undergo radiation treatment. Carter said Thursday in his first public remarks since his diagnosis that the cancer was first discovered as a tumor on his liver. On... more »
  • Amoeba chlorine burn starts slow Play Video

    July 30, 2015 7:46 PM

    MODESTE - Ascension Parish informed residents Thursday of a potential change in the smell of their drinking water. The Parish has pumped chlorine into the ACUD No. 1 water system since Wednesday night after the system tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. The system serves 1,800 people in the... more »
  • NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    January 28, 2015 3:04 PM

    BOSTON - A study published in the journal Neurology says NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers. The study published Wednesday says researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem... more »
  • St. John purging water system after amoeba found Play Video

    August 28, 2014 2:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba. The state Department of Health and Hospitals said the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system... more »

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