The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years, according to a new government report.
The more than 540 U.S. cases diagnosed so far involve travel to outbreak areas or sex with infected travelers.
Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars.
Local experts said they are not very concerned about the Zika virus in Allen County, but they are being vigilant and tracking mosquitoes in the area.
The Senate is slated to vote Tuesday on three competing plans to battle the virus, with a bipartisan plan that cuts Obama’s $1.9 billion request to $1.1 billion having the greatest chance to advance.
While the Zika virus has so far been primarily linked to international travel, the Indiana State Department of Health is urging residents to take action and it will be on the lookout for the type of mosquito that carries the virus.
A campaign to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 a pack said Monday it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the Nov. 8 ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers in the nation’s most populous state.
Surgeons on the transplant team said at a news conference that there are no signs of rejection or infection and that they are cautiously optimistic Thomas Manning will regain the function he lost in 2012 when cancer led to an amputation of his penis.
How can society balance the right to privacy with the needs of science and medical research?
Early-stage breast cancer patients now have a new treatment option called intraoperative radiation therapy that can reduce the number of treatments to just one.
The researchers say the results highlight a need for better parent awareness about the importance of keeping the devices out of sight and reach of young kids.
Under the long-awaited rules issued by the Food and Drug Administration, hundreds of e-cigarette brands will have to undergo a lengthy federal review to stay on the market.
Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and the researchers say the trend raises public health and safety concerns.
A newpaper reported in a stroy Sunday that fines weren’t issued in two-thirds of the more than 4,000 violations.
Under the current risk-management programs, drugmakers fund voluntary training for physicians on how to safely prescribe their medications.
When her mom became an organ donor, Lexi wanted to write a book to explain why she was her hero.
During National Donate Life Month, a Fort Wayne man is celebrating his new heart.
The law signed last month by Gov. Mike Pence overturns a requirement for physicians and patients to meet in person before a prescription can be written.
Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco.
A Fort Wayne couple’s love story began when she got sick, but blossomed when he needed a kidney transplant.