Inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman say chronic staff shortages and rampant violence have led some prisoners to insert their own catheters, treat their own stab wounds and suffer through seizures without medication. In many instances, there is one guard for every 160 inmates, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District
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The World Health Organization has said the world should do more to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic. The WHO said it was too early to call the outbreak a pandemic but countries should be “in a phase of preparedness”. A pandemic is when an infectious disease spreads easily from person to person in many
This year’s flu shot is working relatively well to prevent influenza, particularly among children. Despite a weird flu season, this year’s flu shot is working relatively well to prevent influenza, particularly among children, according to a new report. In the new report, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated the flu shot’s effectiveness in more
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Constance Slaughter-Harvey lives by one rule: To whom much is given, much is required. As the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Slaughter-Harvey has done just that. She began practicing law upon completion of classes in January 1970, throwing herself full-force into the courtroom.
Women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and consume a lower-quality diet, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The findings provide new insight into how poor sleep quality can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity and points to possible interventions for improving women’s heart health. Previous