Tag: Mississippi

5-Year-Old Mississippi Girl Temporarily Paralyzed By Tick Bite, Mom Warns Other Parents

A 5-year-old Mississippi girl was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center after her mother discovered a tick in her head. It turned out the girl temporarily experienced tick paralysis.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018

380-Pound Girl With Genetic Condition Wins Miss Amazing Pageant: What Is Prader-Willi Syndrome?

A 15-year-old girl from Mississippi, diagnosed with the rare Prader-Willi Syndrome, has won the Miss Amazing crown. PWS is an incurable genetic disease that leads to insatiable hunger and chronic obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2018

7,000 Bodies From Former Asylum Potentially Buried On Mississippi Campus, And They’re Quite Costly To Exhume

Up to 7,000 bodies may be buried on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and officials are seeking to exhume the bodies. The ambitious plan involves putting up a visitors center and a lab to study the bodies.

Public Health May 8, 2017

Florida Tornado Destroys Houses, Leaves 20,000 Without Power

A giant tornado ravaged through Florida and Mississippi, destroying homes and leaving thousands without power. Officials said they are investigating the extent of damage.

Earth/Environment February 16, 2016

Sorry Oyster Lovers: Red Tide Prompts Closure Of Mississippi And Louisiana Oyster Reefs

Marine resources department officials ordered the preemptive closure, of all beaches and oyster reefs along the Mississippi Gulf Coast due to red tide. The algae blooms could cause major fish kills and cause brain and stomach problems in humans.

December 14, 2015

Sinkhole In Mississippi Swallows More Than A Dozen Cars

A sinkhole tore through a parking lot of a newly built iHop restaurant this week. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the cause for the sinkhole is still being determined by Mississippi officials.

Society November 9, 2015

What's the Story Behind NASA's $349 Million Unused Test Tower? Here's What We Know

There's no denying that NASA has big goals, so it's baffling to see the space agency let a $349 million test tower simply collect dust.

Space December 20, 2014

NASA's Tower Construction Completed, Only to be Closed Down. Why Was It Built?

The Mississippi Tower, designed to test rocket engines, has been completed, although it will never be used. Why was it built?

December 16, 2014

U.S. state of adult obesity report is out. How obese is your state?

The State of Obesity report suggests that obesity rate is over 20 in all the U.S. states. The obesity rate in Mississippi and West Virginia has crossed 35 percent.

Life September 5, 2014

Evidence of HIV seen in girl thought to be cured of the virus

Mississippi girl considered cured of HIV with drugs following birth shows signs virus has returned, doctors say. Failed "cure" seen as setback in search for AIDS cure.

Life July 11, 2014

Deer have close encounter with UFO: Take us to your Lea-deer?

A Mississippi couple says they have taken photos of a strange object flying over deer on their property. Is it a UFO?

Animals April 6, 2014

Asian grass carp pose threat to Great Lakes

Asian grass carp could pose a significant threat to the Great Lakes by possibly pushing other species into extinction.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2014

Mississippi is America's fattest state, according to Gallup-Healthways obesity poll

The 2013 Gallup-Healthways State of the States obesity poll has found that Mississippi is the nation's fattest state, with 35.4 percent of its population obese.

Life March 4, 2014

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