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  • Baton Rouge local lives with parkinson's disease

    August 16, 2014 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In light of the recent death of Robin Williams, a lot of attention has be brought to Parkinson's disease. The wife of the celebrity made a statement saying that the comedian/actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and didn't tell anyone before he took his own life.... more »
  • Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

    August 9, 2014 12:41 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that... more »
  • Keep kids safe from heat-related illness this summer Play Video

    June 26, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Now that summer is officially under way, reports of heat-related illness and deaths are on the rise as early afternoon temperatures edge toward the highest they will be all year. Dr. Mindy Calandro stopped by WBRZ News 2 at 4 Thursday to provide some advice on... more »
  • Petco says no more China treats

    May 20, 2014 7:37 PM

    NEW YORK- Petco says it'll stop selling dog and cat treats made in China due to complaints from customers. There's fear the treats make pets sick and Petco says no more treats from China sold in its stores by the end of this year. The FDA hasn't been... more »
  • Six hospitalized after smoking synthetic weed

    April 10, 2014 9:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish spent Thursday night investigating the sudden illness of six people who smoked synthetic marijuana. Investigators said the group, who smoked the fake weed at various locations and not all in one location, were treated at an area hospital. The incident was described as... more »
  • Trevor Sims loses battle with cancer Play Video

    October 16, 2013 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 11-year-old who helped raise thousands of dollars and donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank while fighting his own battle with cancer, has passed away. Trevor Sims died this morning at his home, after spending some time in the hospital. He had battled a... more »
  • Family of man accused of sending ricin letters speaks

    April 19, 2013 11:38 AM

    OXFORD - The family of a man accused of mailing ricin-tainted letters to the president and a U.S. senator says they have tried for years to get him help for his mental illness. Jack Curtis issued a statement on behalf of the family of his brother, Paul Kevin Curtis, on... more »
  • Health stories for March 18, 2013 Play Video

    March 18, 2013 6:14 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 18, 2013 - Living a vegan lifestyle may conflict with fighting illnesses, especially when it comes to drugs. Lactose, which is one of the most used animal products, works as a stabilizer in pills or to add... more »
  • Norovirus continues to spread through area Play Video

    January 31, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Doctor Lee Montgomery's office in Baton Rouge has been bustling with patients the last few weeks. Most patients were suffering from the norovirus, otherwise known as the stomach flu. "It has nothing to do with influenza. They call it the stomach flu because it makes them... more »
  • CDC: New version of stomach bug causing US illness

    January 24, 2013 11:40 AM

    NEW YORK- Health officials say a new strain of stomach bug that's sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S. In the last four months, more than 140 outbreaks in the U.S. have been caused by the new Sydney strain of norovirus. These kinds of contagious bugs cause bouts... more »
  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

    January 14, 2013 10:35 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old Bush was released Monday from Methodist Hospital. He was admitted Nov. 23, the day after... more »
  • Judge: Man in school shooting not fit for trial

    January 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A man accused of killing seven people at a small California Christian college has been deemed mentally unfit for trial. A judge issued the ruling Monday and ordered defendant One Goh to return to court Jan. 28. Goh is charged with seven counts of murder and three... more »
  • FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

    January 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. The long-overdue rules are aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths a... more »
  • Jazz drummer Bob French dies at 74

    November 15, 2012 4:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans jazz band leader and drummer Robert "Bob" French Sr. has died after a long illness. He was 74. The Times-Picayune reported French was the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band drummer and band leader and an oftentimes outspoken and controversial deejay at WWOZ-FM. He last performed with... more »
  • New cases of West Nile reported in Capital City area

    November 5, 2012 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital City and Livingston Parish were among the areas where two new neuroinvasive cases of West Nile have been found. Monday, Louisiana's health department confirms six new cases - two dangerous infections of the nervous system and four cases of flu-like West Nile fever. The neuroinvasive... more »
  • Suit: Mentally ill prisoner denied drugs, food

    October 22, 2012 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit accuses Tangipahoa Parish jail officials of routinely withholding prescription drugs and food from a prisoner for nearly two years while he suffered from severe mental illnesses. A federal suit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims 33-year-old Dennis Bargher Jr. lost... more »
  • Health officials: no danger after plane makes medical emergency landing

    October 15, 2012 9:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Health officials said in an evening phone briefing, there is no cause for panic after an airplane landed at Armstrong International Airport with a very sick passenger Monday. The flight, originating in Miami, was scheduled to land at the airport outside New Orleans when a female passenger... more »
  • Reports of people ill with typhoid fever on plane at New Orleans airport

    October 15, 2012 8:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A flight at New Orleans' Armstrong International Airport was quarantined after a medical emergency on board Monday evening. Multiple media outlets have reported at least one passenger thought they might have typhoid fever. WVUE FOX 8 reported two people were transport to a nearby hospital. There... more »
  • La. awarded $20M grant to study obesity, illnesses

    September 6, 2012 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials announced today that Louisiana received a major grant to study health issues affecting the state. Officials at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge announced this morning the National Institute of Health awarded them a $20 million, 5-year research grant. They said the... more »
  • Colorado cantaloupes return; growers push safety

    July 13, 2012 11:23 AM

    GLENDALE, Colo.- Nearly a year after the nation's deadliest foodborne illness outbreak in more than two decades, Colorado cantaloupes are back in supermarkets. Farmers near the town of Rocky Ford are going on the offensive to restore the fruit's reputation a year after melons from one of the area's farms... more »
  • GMA anchor's illness helps marrow transplant awareness Play Video

    June 22, 2012 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- ABC morning anchor Robin Robert's fight against a rare blood disease is just getting started. The Louisiana native announced earlier this month that part of her treatment will include a bone marrow transplant from her sister. Doctors say it will greatly improve her chances to beat the... more »
  • Bride faked cancer to have lavish wedding

    April 10, 2012 10:55 AM

    GOSHEN - Authorities say a former New York woman pretended to have terminal cancer so she could have a lavish wedding reception and honeymoon. A grand jury indicted 25-year-old Jessica Vega with grand larceny and scheme to defraud. According to the indictment, Vega accepted thousands of dollars in donated services... more »
  • Flu season off to latest start in decades

    February 17, 2012 11:02 AM

    ATLANTA- Health officials say the flu season is finally here - the slowest start in nearly 25 years. Until this month, there weren't enough flu cases in the U.S. to signal the start of the season. This is the latest start to a flu season since the winter of 1987-1988.... more »
  • Deadliest listeria outbreak in 25 years

    October 12, 2011 4:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths in the U.S., making it the deadliest known outbreak of food-borne illness in more than 25 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 116 people have been sickened in the outbreak,... more »
  • FDA stepping up oversight of nation's produce

    June 9, 2010 8:01 AM

    The Food and Drug Administration is looking to tighten the oversight of produce. Worker hygiene, undetected animal contact and runoff from animal manure are often difficult to identify as the sources of food-borne illness. The FDA now hopes to change that with sweeping new rules designed to track how growers,... more »
  • DWI suspect fakes illness, flees hospital

    October 29, 2009 6:33 AM

    Louisiana State Police are looking for Ronald Blum of Zachary who escaped from custody by faking a heart ailment. Blum was arrested October 17 for third-offense DWI, passing on the shoulder and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Troopers took Blum to LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center... more »

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