The Indiana State Department of Health issued a press release Friday about an increase in the number of flu-like illnesses being reported and that so far this season four deaths have been attributed to the flu.
It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it’s also likely to raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and might trigger heart attacks.
Needle exchanges provide intravenous drug users with clean syringes and collect used ones to reduce needle-sharing and the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other diseases.
The recommendations are based on landmark research that found early exposure is far more likely to protect babies from developing peanut allergies than to harm them.
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas. It is odorless and invisible, and responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.
A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of strong prevention program.
The 2010 Affordable Care Act added coverage for about 20 million people through a combination of subsidized private health insurance and a state option to expand Medicaid. Indiana adopted the Medicaid expansion.
When researchers compared brain scans of women before and after pregnancy, they spotted some differences in 11 locations.
A big study of older patients hospitalized for common illnesses showed that patients who got most of their care from women doctors were more likely to leave the hospital alive than those treated by men.
“If you do not choose one of the cities warming centers, how do we make sure that you survive this winter?”
The FDA delayed making a decision on two other labeling changes that would allow Swedish Match to market its pouches as less harmful than similar products, including the removal of a mouth cancer warning.
The 21st Century Cures Act invests $1.8 billion for a cancer research “moonshot” strongly supported by Vice-President Joe Biden.
The rate of youngsters at risk for obesity fell during the study, from almost 15 percent in 2010 to 12 percent overall in 2014, researchers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
The syringe services program, aimed at reducing the spread of HIV and hepatitis C, has had four clients since opening in November.
The group of business and hospital executives wants to lower the rate of Hoosiers who smoke. One goal includes increasing the tobacco tax by $1.50.
Indiana public health officials want health care providers to ask patients with hepatitis A symptoms if they’ve recently eaten recalled strawberries.
That’s just one of the food regulations that could be scrapped — or tweaked — in the new administration:
The nutrient is crucial for strong bones and may play a role in other health conditions, though that is far less certain.
On top of the basic premium, individual retirees making more than $85,000 and married couples with incomes above $170,000 pay an extra surcharge.