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October 31, 2017

 

Those participating in Scott County's syringe exchange program can deposit used needles in this drop box on the side of the road.

Scott Co. Doctor: Syringe Exchanges Shouldn’t Be Politicized

Dr. William Cooke credits Scott County's syringe exchange with dramatically slowing the 2015 HIV outbreak.

October 30, 2017

 

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Christie Denounces Stigma, Urges Action On Opioid Epidemic

Christie’s speech covered a range of topics, but he turned repeatedly to the subject of stigma against those addicted to drugs.

October 30, 2017

 

The University of Notre Dame golden dome surrounded by other campus buildings.

Notre Dame To Drop Birth Control, Named In Pending ACLU Lawsuit

The University of Notre Dame will stop providing birth control coverage, making it one of the targets of a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

October 30, 2017

 

South Bend Family and Children's Center staff hold new baby boxes. The new program aims to reduce infant mortality rates in St. Joseph County.

South Bend Center Offers Alternative Sleep Options For Infants

The Family and Children’s Center in South Bend is promoting the use of baby boxes in St. Joseph County in an effort to help reduce infant mortality rates.

October 30, 2017

 

Syringe exchange programs provide clean needles to people who inject drugs with the goal of limiting needle sharing, which can spread HIV and Hepatitis C.

Monroe Co. Health Department Seeking Renewal Of Needle Exchange

Commissioners will vote on the renewal before the end of the year.

October 27, 2017

 

This image shows pili (green) in cells from the bacterium.

Bacteria’s ‘Sense Of Touch’ Discovery Made In Indiana

A new discovery by Indiana University researchers reveals how bacteria sense touch.

October 27, 2017

 

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Indiana Advocates: Trump’s Emergency Declaration Not Enough

Public health advocates say President Trump’s declaration of a public health emergency to combat the opioid epidemic is not enough to make a difference.

October 26, 2017

 

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Ind. Officials Respond To Trump’s Opioid Public Health Emergency

President Trump declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment.

October 26, 2017

 

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Walorski Asks State To Reject South Bend Abortion Clinic

An abortion clinic is seeking permission to open a clinic in South Bend.

October 26, 2017

 

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Opioid Epidemic Report Mentions Indiana Syringe Exchange Programs

The state's syringe exchange law is mentioned as a best practice for reducing opioid deaths.

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