EpiPen and and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector: Recall – Failure to Activate Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that More...

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By George On Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Health Officials Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Support

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana tobacco users will be able to obtain free medication to help them quit smoking as part of an Indiana Tobacco Quitline promotion offered in conjunction with a nationwide smoking cessation More...

By George On Thursday, March 9th, 2017

How much sun is good for our health?

Spanish researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D. While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, in the More...

By George On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Health Department’s MOMS Helpline Helps Thousands of Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health’s MOMS Helpline has received more than 5,000 calls in the past year as it works to connect Hoosiers with maternal and child health services and help reduce More...

By George On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia

Medical University of South Carolina investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site. Evidence More...

By George On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Indiana Health Officials Report Increased Flu Activity, Deaths

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is urging residents to take precautions amid recent increases in flu-like illnesses in several areas of the state. Four Indiana residents have died of More...

By George On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Indiana Health Officials Announce First Indiana Influenza Death of 2016-2017 Season

INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are reporting the first influenza-associated death in Indiana for the 2016-2017 flu season. No additional information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws. State More...

By George On Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Sharp rise in breast cancer gene testing after Angelina Jolie’s New York Times editorial

There was a sharp increase in breast cancer gene testing among US women immediately after Angelina Jolie’s New York Times editorial, but no change in overall mastectomy rates, finds a study in the Christmas More...

By George On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The first-in-man clinical trial targeting Alzheimer’s Tau protein

So far, many of the antibody drugs proposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease target only the amyloid plaques. Despite the latest clinical trial that is hailed as our best chance in the quest for treating AD, More...

By George On Monday, December 5th, 2016

A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases

Mixed Nuts A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. The analysis of all current studies on nut consumption More...