152 Parchman Inmates Suing State Officials.

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

Flu Shot Effectiveness!

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

Black History Month Program At NEHS!

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.

Bad Sleep and Overeating Linked In Women – Increased Risk of Heart Problems.

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