HEALTH
Mississippi Blood Services needs you
J.T. Mitchell
June 13, 2018
It is an annual trend for blood donation numbers to decrease in the summertime, and that is why Mississippi Blood Services need your help. “It’s a trend that we see every year,” Mississippi Blood Services...
UM scientists seek bed bug remedy
Alex Paton
June 12, 2018
“Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It’s something everyone hears as a child, but those pesky insects could be living on the mattress or in the sheets. However, bed bugs may soon be a worry of...
4 Mississippi counties get $195K for mosquito control
Alex Paton
June 6, 2018
The Mississippi State Department of Health has awarded over $195K in additional mosquito control support grants to several local counties and municipalities. The grants will focus on areas in Mississippi with historically high mosquito activity,...
Overdose reversing drug available to Mississippians
Steven Gagliano
May 31, 2018
As the opioid epidemic continues, a potentially lifesaving drug has been made available to Mississippi pharmacies. Naloxone, a narcotic blocker, has been proven to reverse the effects on an overdose, and it can now be...
MBN places prescription drop boxes across state
Alex Paton
May 21, 2018
Unused, unwanted, or outdated prescription medications can now be dropped off at approximately 25 prescription drug drop boxes in the state. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy said that a lot of the police and...
Mississippi mosquitos bring West Nile Virus
Steven Gagliano
May 19, 2018
A single mosquito bite can change everything in a matter of days as former MSU football player Paul Lacoste learned in 2012. The bite led to a diagnosis of West Nile Virus which has stuck with...
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