Health

Waveland lifts boil water advisory

The water in Waveland is once again safe to drink. That’s the word from city officials as of Tuesday at noon.

  Working long hours every week could be bad for your health

Working long hours every week could be bad for your health. Here are four ways a shorter workweek could help you live longer.

Flu shots for children now available at all county health departments

The season flu shot is recommended for anyone age 6 months and up to prevent the flu.

Girl, 10, left with paralyzed arm after case of rare, polio-like disease

The 10-year-old and her mother say they want to give hope to families whose children are suffering from the disease: recovery is possible through therapeutic treatment.

Volunteers string bras across the river for breast cancer awareness

Volunteers spent Saturday in Moss Point raising awareness for breast cancer during the 8th annual Bras Across the River.

Coast mayor collects signatures to legalize medical marijuana in MS

Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson is hosting an event Saturday to collect signatures for the Medical Marijuana 2020 campaign.

Gulfport Police reveal pink patrol car for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Gulfport Police Department decorated one of its cars with pink wrapping to celebrate breast cancer survivors and those currently battling the disease.

Report: Toxic metal known to cause cancer found in jewelry sold at national retailers

A new report from the Associated Press and nonprofit Center for Environmental Health says some jewelry sold at big national retailers contains high levels of a toxic metal known to cause cancer.

Breakthrough procedure can provide solution to snoring

There’s now a medical breakthrough helping Mid-Southerners get back to sleep without the sounds.

Mississippi’s first robotic navigation spine surgery performed

Singing River Health System and Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists performed the first robotic navigation spine surgery in Mississippi Wednesday.

Is cellphone radiation as bad as it sounds?

Many of us are on our cellphones all the time. Some of us even sleep with them in our beds or next to our beds. What harm could that cause, especially since our cellphones give off a certain kind of radiation?

World Mental Health Day brings mental health awareness to the forefront

The World Health Organization reports that half of all mental illness begins by age 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated

Scientists to sterilize mosquitoes, making it harder for them to transmit deadly diseases

While the experts say this is a step in the right direction, more research is needed to determine what consequences this could have on the food chain and ecosystem.

New cases of West Nile Virus reported in Hinds and Calhoun Co.

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) this brings the state’s total to 42 so far for 2018.

Hand sanitizer cuts back on young children’s sick days more than washing, study finds

Researchers examined more than 900 children over an eight-month period to complete their study

Doctors warned after 6 kids in MN contract rare, polio-like condition

Health officials are recommending parents take precautions against the condition, which is associated with viruses. These include good handwashing and keeping up to date on vaccinations.

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

US regulators expand use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to women and men up to age 45

Digital pregnancy tests recalled in the UK; available online in US

The product is not sold in U.S. stores, but can be purchased online through various websites.

Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds

Therapy dogs at a hospital children's ward linked to superbug bacteria

Daily low-dose aspirin may lower risk of ovarian cancer, study finds

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer-related death among American women.

National research program wants you to help personalize healthcare treatment

The All of Us Program set up a tour bus in Gulfport on to recruit volunteers for a national bio-bank. The program is a part of the National Institutes of Health’s goal to teach people about precision medicine.

  Singing River Hospital adds two state-of-the-art operating rooms

The emergency rooms have all the technological advancements you can possibly imagine, but the big deal is how sterile it is. In fact, officials say, they will have the cleanest air you’ll breath in the region.

Congenital syphilis cases in newborns at 20-year high CDC says

Cases have more than doubled in the United States since 2013

Boy Scouts of America neckerchief slides recalled due to high levels of lead

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Robin Roberts' South Mississippi roots helped make her a thriver

Robin wants to recognize others who overcome obstacles; thrivers from around the world; with her special Thriver Thursday series.

South Mississippi Strong: Diamondhead woman raises suicide awareness to remember her son

Having a child who commits suicide is a parents most heartbreaking nightmare, and it’s happening at an alarming rate.

Protesters rally for patients' rights to proper opiod use

A group demonstrated Tuesday outside the VA in Biloxi for the DPP 2018 rally, which is happening in 46 states.

Low-dose aspirin increases risk of bleeding, study says

According to the studies, healthy people appear to be wasting their money by taking aspirin every day.

Coca-Cola is signaling interest in sale of cannabis-infused drinks

Coke says cannabis is an ingredient that could gain ground in wellness beverages globally.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Concerns grow over mental health care options on the Coast

Concerns are growing about the availability of mental health care options on the Coast after news of a Gulfport mental health facility's plan to stop its outpatient services.

  New tiny pacemaker reduces risks and improves lives on the coast

A new type of pacemaker is making life easier for some heart patients on the Coast.

Mental health officials can't 'second guess' judges

A recent court ruling says mental health professionals can't refuse a judge's order committing patients, even if the Department of Mental Health disagrees that a state mental hospital is the right place for a patient.

Medical City projected to create $2 billion impact for Mississippi

A study presented by economists Thursday at the Governor's Health Care Economic Development Summit projected the Medical City at Tradition may have a $2 billion impact on the state of Mississippi over the next 10 years.

Singing River uses new medical app to speed life saving communication

New mobile technology is being used to help save more lives at Singing River Health System.

Law enforcement learning how to tend to wounds in traumatic events

An injury to a major artery could cause you to bleed out in seconds.

Blood donor services in need of donations as blood shortage continues

Blood collection agencies, like the American Red Cross and The Blood Center, are reporting an emergency shortage of blood. They are asking anyone that is able to please donate.

VA clinic helps South Mississippi veterans with claims questions

Dozens of booths filled the Long Beach Senior Center, each with a specialty meant to help the men and women who have served.

Dozens attend kickoff party for 'Race for the Cure'

Dozens came out to kick things off for this year's Susan B. Komen "Race for the Cure."

Roberts sisters team up with Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer

Two well known sisters from Pass Christian are joining forces with the Susan G Komen Gulf Coast Race for the Cure to fight breast cancer.

Mississippi challenge to execution drug put on hold

A challenge to lethal injection in Mississippi is on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a Missouri case.