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Prevent colds and flu before they start

Though the holiday season is a joyous time of year, it’s also one when many people succumb to cold and flu. Spending so much time indoors in close proximity to others can increase a person’s susceptibility to flu and cold, so it’s no surprise that the holiday season, when many people spend lots of time […]

Opioid addiction a growing health threat

Addictions to opioids such as heroin, morphine and prescription pain relievers continues to affect people from all demographics. According to the World Drug Report 2012 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and United National Office on Drugs and Crime, between 26 and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide. Opioids can lead to physical dependence […]

Opioid addiction a growing health threat

Addictions to opioids such as heroin, morphine and prescription pain relievers continues to affect people from all demographics. According to the World Drug Report 2012 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and United National Office on Drugs and Crime, between 26 and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide. Opioids can lead to physical dependence […]

Election questions leave US distrustful

Americans’ enduring confidence that their elections are unimpeachably fair is teetering. While the United States cites its popular votes and peaceful transitions of power as examples of its democratic vigor, elections results elsewhere can entail a hint or heavy dose of suspicion. Ballots are rigged regularly, level playing fields are rare and bigger powers often […]

Surge in drug-affected newborns driven by rural opioid use

A surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas, a new study found. The problem in urban and rural areas was about the same in 2004 — about 1 in 1,000 births were affected. But by […]

Re-classification brings about change

The LHSAA recently announced their re-classification and re-districting of high schools across the state, as they do every two years. All four teams in Jeff Davis Parish will see change in some sort of way, but how will it affect rivalries and other intangibles across the state? The biggest change in this year’s re-districting will […]

Video raises question

Did a Facebook Live video capture local police being too rough with a suspect? Judging from the video only, the answer is no. The now-viral video shows three city police officers struggling to gain control of a suspect outside a Jennings business this weekend. A citizen who was present began filming the altercation, capturing just […]

Vaping now a problem among teens

The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth. In a report released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of “vaping,” but said e-cigarettes aren’t harmless and too many teens are using them. “My concern is e-cigarettes have the […]

DCFS needs stronger funding

Over the past few years, many important areas in the state have experienced steep cuts due to budget woes. But something, somehow, needs to be done to aid certain departments. Children and Family Services (DCFS) Secretary Marketa Garner Walters told the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday without additional funds, “we are not serving children and […]

Write to Santa via JDN

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus … and he just so happens to subscribe to Jennings Daily News (JDN). Each year, JDN assists Santa in his busiest time of year by delivering the letters of local children so that they may be published in upcoming special editions of your hometown newspaper. With the help […]

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