Infectious Diseases News
Video: VIDEO: Dental patients could be at risk for diseases
6 Nov 2018 at 3:00pm
VIDEO: Dental patients could be at risk for diseases
Video: Mammothon event at Keesler Air Force Base
19 Oct 2018 at 3:08pm
Keesler Air Force Base was covered in pink today for their eighth annual Mammothon.
The cancer screening and preventative health fair holds walk-in screenings for multiple types of cancer and chronic diseases in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Those offered include skin, oral, breast, and cervical cancer. There is also access for colonoscopy screenings and assessments for prostate cancer.
Dr. Matthew Barchie, a radiologist at Keesler, tells News 25 the key to medical treatment is early detection especially breast cancer patients. ?One of every eight ladies will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and most lives are saved by an annual screening beginning at age 40 so we try to make that as easy as possible for people to get. So, if we can make a one stop shopping event for them they will come and take care of that so we are here to help them.?
All Keesler Air Force Base medical beneficiaries were eligible to attend.
Video: Anti-Aging Drugs Show Promise
11 Oct 2018 at 7:16am
An ongoing Mayo Clinic study focuses on drugs that allowed senescent cells, found at the center of many diseases associated with aging, to "self-destruct" without damaging other healthy cells.
Video: Could drinking young blood help prevent disease, and 200 divorce filin...
17 Sep 2018 at 9:01am
The Texas State Board of Education voted to remove several historical figures from the state's social studies curriculum, including Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton.
Could drinking young blood help prevent age-related diseases?
A recent report claims at least 200 divorce filings cited too much ?Fortnite? was a reason for ending the marriage.
Watch to see what Amber and David have to say about these topics and more in Table Talk
Video: German man pedals across U.S. to raise awareness of rare children's di...
4 Sep 2018 at 8:08pm
Joerg Richter fulfills a lifelong dream while raising awareness
Video: 2nd Amendment Tax Free Holiday
31 Aug 2018 at 3:16pm
The 2nd Amendment Tax Free Holiday is underway and many sportsmen across the Coast are gearing up for the upcoming hunting season as well as hitting huge deals.
This tax free holiday is meant to encourage participation in the upcoming hunting season. For four years now it has been helping sportsmen buy guns, ammo, cases, and other hunting supplies tax free. Tax free shopper Rocky Patton said, ?Especially with hunting season coming up, now they have a chance to buy ammunition and things they need for hunting season and all that. They get to buy up and buy a little extra than what they would normally buy because you know they don?t have to pay for the taxes and stuff.?
Patton came down from Stone County with his wife to buy a new gun under these savings. He thinks more states in the south should participate in a sportsman tax free holiday because the way he sees it, hunting is important to keep things balanced. ?You gotta be able to have that balance. If you don?t have the balance then you getting way to many animals out there. You know, causing diseases and all that, so with the hunting you get the people to be able to hunt and make things like they should be. So, we can eat and all that. I mean, I enjoy eating everything I kill.?
In addition to these items being tax free, a lot of places across the Coast will have additional savings. Dad?s Super Pawn Owner Kevin Riley tells News 25 they have seen a lot of foot traffic so far and they expect numbers to rise. ?Mississippi is a great sportsman state. We have all kind of hunting going on and this is one of the best things for the sportsman to kick off the hunting season.?
Riley tells News 25 that range bags and backpacks aren?t a part of the tax free holiday, but cases that are made for guns are.
The 2nd Amendment Tax Free Weekend ends on September 2nd.
Video: Fighting West Nile in Harrison County
28 Aug 2018 at 3:43pm
Many areas of South Mississippi have seen rain today, but it?s the aftermath of what happens with standing water after the storm passes that poses the most threat when it comes to the West Nile Virus.
Harrison County Mosquito Control Director Gene Fayard and his crew roll out daily with a battle plan. They work year round to fog, trap, and drive down the mosquito population in the county and with it the diseases mostquitoes carry. Tuesday morning, they targeted West Gulfport, the site of the first reported case of the West Nile Virus in Harrison County. ?It is west of 25th Avenue, south of Pass Road, that?s where we?re concentrating. Door to door, letting people know there was a positive human case in the area and we?re doing what we can to combat it,? said Fayard.
The first confirmed case of West Nile in the county was reported Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, the State Department of Health confirmed a second case in Harrison County, bringing the state total to 27 cases of West Nile reported in Mississippi this year. Hinds County in Central Mississippi is saturated with the most West Nile cases with ten confirmed so far. Jackson, Stone, and Hancock counties have no reported cases as of yet.
Rainy weather like this makes for an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus after the storm is over, especially in areas that collect standing water. Tuesday morning?s rain did not help matters. Crews cannot effectively fog in rainy weather, but Harrison County Mosquito Control rolled out in full force as soon as the rain stopped. "If you have any standing water in your yard, buckets, children's toys, anything that will hold water you want to dump that out. Put screens on your windows; make sure you have screens on your windows, screens on the doors if you're going to keep them open. Use a repellent, use something with Deet in it. If people hear the trucks coming or see the truck, if you go inside for a few minutes, let them do their job."
A job they do year round to keep workers and residents in the county safe.
Video: On Your Side - Dangers of Smoking Hookah
27 Aug 2018 at 3:18pm
There's a perception that hookah is less harmful than cigarettes but scientists link it to the same diseases caused by cigarette smoking.
Video: Animal Health 8/21/18 - Dangers from Ticks
21 Aug 2018 at 5:11am
Dr. Karen Emerson of the Emerson Animal Hospital in West Point tells us about the dangerous diseases ticks can cause to your pets. She also recommends specific preventative products to protect your animals from fleas and ticks which are especially active this summer season.
Video: Tick diseases on the rise
30 Jul 2018 at 2:00pm
Tick diseases on the rise
Video: Pathogen test for amphibians developed in Onalaska
17 Jul 2018 at 3:04pm
Several diseases linked to worldwide declines in amphibian populations are found in the La Crosse area.
Video: Animal Health 7/10/18 - Respiratory Problems in Kittens
10 Jul 2018 at 5:10am
Dr. Karen Emerson and her associate Dr. Amanda Gettinger of the Emerson Animal Hospital in West Point tell us about a stray kitten who had to be treated for respiratory illness. They also stress that it is important to keep strays away from house pets because they might have acquired infectious diseases.
Video: Healthwatch: Oxygen could help prevent diseases like dementia
6 Jul 2018 at 2:45am
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Video: Local Health Officials: Dispose of Food Left in Floodwater
22 Jun 2018 at 4:33pm
They are also warning against playing in the dirty water.
Video: Consumer Reports: Tick protection and prevention
19 Jun 2018 at 2:39pm
While not all ticks carry the same diseases, at least one variety of disease-transmitting tick can be found in every state. Lyme disease is the most common. The CDC estimates that about 300,000 Americans develop Lyme each year, and we could see even more this year.