Teen use of e-cigarettes tripled in one year — to more than 13 percent. About 9 percent of high schools students said they had tried hookahs.
A patient in Fort Wayne is the first in Indiana to receive a new treatment for multiple sclerosis.
Those participants have received 1,151 clean syringes and returned 437 used ones.
Operation Fight For a Fitter Fort was back in action Saturday with an event aimed at getting kids involved in the cooking process.
Health officials said at a community discussion Friday afternoon that raising Indiana’s tobacco tax would be a good move for all Hoosiers.
All of the HIV cases have been linked to needle-sharing among intravenous drug users in what is the largest-ever outbreak in the state.
The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn. The transgender teen committed suicide in December and left behind writings mentioning religious therapy.
One of the nation’s largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million dollar scam that spanned 12 states, according to a lawsuit filed in South Florida federal court.
No one expected that the VA mess could be fixed overnight. But The Associated Press has found that since the summer, the number of vets waiting more than 30 or 60 days for non-emergency care has largely stayed flat.
Listeria is a food-borne illness that can cause high fevers and nausea in minor cases, but the infections can be fatal to people with weakened immune systems.
Tests confirmed that three people in Texas had the same strain of listeria previously found in five others at a Wichita, Kansas, hospital.
Shorter people are more prone to heart attacks, high blood pressure and diabetes than taller people are, but the reason has been unclear.
During a committee meeting on Tuesday, a Republican senator said men seeking a vasectomy should have to adhere to the same standards as women seeking an abortion.
The company last month issued the recall after ice cream contaminated with listeriosis was linked to three deaths at a Kansas hospital. The foodborne illness was tracked to a production line in Brenham, Texas, and later to a second line in Oklahoma.
Health officials say 89 people who either live in Scott County or have ties to it have tested positive for HIV.
The Veterinarian Indiana Board of Animal Health says no cases of canine flu have been diagnosed in Indiana. More than 1,000 cases of the disease have been identified in the Chicago-area.
The two diet programs scored the best marks for effectiveness in a research review, but many other plans just haven’t been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.
Obama on Tuesday was to announce a series of steps that private entities like Google and Microsoft are taking to better prepare the nation’s health systems for the inevitable effects of a warmer, more erratic climate.
The study breaks the cost down as follows: $2.8 billion resulting from false-positive mammograms and another $1.2 billion attributed to breast cancer overdiagnosis.
Scans of 14 retired football players at risk for the condition, called CTE, revealed deposits of abnormal protein in a pattern resembling that found at autopsy in the disease.