Naloxone

Heroin, painkiller overdose antidote getting easier to buy

Naloxone, which is known by the brand-name Narcan, can quickly revive someone who has stopped breathing after overdosing on so-called opioids, highly addictive drugs that include prescription painkillers like Vicodin as well as illegal narcotics like heroin.

How much sodium is in your favorite foods?

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new sodium guidelines Wednesday that encourage food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of sodium in the foods they sell.

Measles case found in Fort Wayne

Patrons and employees of the Maysville Road Kohl’s and Walmart who were present at those stores on May 18 from 1-5 p.m. should monitor themselves.

CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress on emergency funding.

Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

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.

Tax measure could cause financial jolt to California smokers

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.

Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in US

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.