Category: Medicine

What You Need To Understand About Hydroxychloroquine

There is no proven treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But an old malaria medicine called hydroxychloroquine has made headlines as a...

Louisiana Is Asking for major disaster declaration as Covid-19 intensifies throughout State

Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular, has some of the highest rates of COVID-19 spread in the country.   Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards requested a major...

Flashback Friday: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is caught up in European opioid probe

The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They’d tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria....

United States Government declares a National Emergency

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, and announced a set of specific measures aimed at stemming the effects of...

Louisiana Farmers are being Licensed to grow Hemp

Louisiana started handing out its first licenses to farmers to grow industrial hemp this month, after lawmakers legalized the crop in a bid to start a new agricultural...

Can Masturbation Affect Your Penis Size? Is There A Link?

Penis size can cause concern in some people. Having a small penis might affect a person’s self-confidence and lead to feelings of anxiety. One of the many myths...

New Weed Compound May Be 30 Times More Powerful Than THC

A newly discovered cannabis compound has been shown in the lab to potentially be 30 times more potent than THC, the most studied psychoactive compound in marijuana....

Southern University Launches Its Own CBD Line, Becoming First To Ever Do So

The Southern University and A&M College, the largest historically black university in Louisiana, serving African-American students since the 1800s – well before...

Joe Horn and 9 former NFL Players Were Indicted In A Health Care Fraud Scheme

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday that 10 ex-NFL players have been charged in a scheme that allegedly defrauded the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health...

Racial Disparities in Opioid Addiction Treatment in Black and White Populations

Racial Disparities Still Occurring through Opioid Crisis Racial disparities in outcomes are still commonplace in the United States, and one way this is apparent is the...