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March 31, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

Researchers Aim To Test Portable Bone Lead Scanner In East Chicago

Bone lead X-ray tests are more effective than other methods, but only three machines in the country can perform them – including one at Purdue University.

March 31, 2017

 

Prescription

Opioid Replacement Compound Could Treat Chronic Pain

Researchers at Purdue are optimistic that the findings could help relieve opioid abuse.

March 30, 2017

 

The CDC recommends a syringe exchange program to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C linked to drug use.

Advocates: Amendments To Syringe Exchange Bill Pose Threat

The amendments limit the number of needles a program can give out and stipulate programs must collect more data about their members, among other things.

March 29, 2017

 

The report measures many behaviors, including physical inactivity.

Health Survey Shows Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths

The report measures many behaviors, including physical inactivity.

March 28, 2017

 

Indiana Statehouse (Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)

Panel OKs Amended Abortion Bill On Parental Notification

Many opponents say the original bill was unconstitutional. Lawmakers amended the proposal to address those concerns.

March 28, 2017

 

electronic cigarette

House Committee Wrestles With Vaping Regulations

Legislation regulating e-liquids has gotten complicated as a House committee struggles to impose rules on the industry while avoiding constitutionality issues.

March 27, 2017

 

Hearing Aid

IU Study Opens Up Discussion About Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

The study's author says he’d like to see hearing aids made available over-the-counter in the same way eyeglasses are.

March 27, 2017

 

stethoscope

Electroacupuncture Study Tracks The Release Of Stem Cells

The study led by two researchers at the IU School of Medicine finds that reparative stem cells are quickly dispatched after electroacupuncture.

March 24, 2017

 

Women's health care activists rally outside the office of U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Carmel) after congressional leaders cancelled a vote on the GOP's health care reform bill.

Lawmakers, Activists React To Cancelled Health Care Vote

Republican members of Indiana’s congressional delegation say they’re disappointed after leadership cancelled a vote on the GOP’s health care reform bill.

March 24, 2017

 

Leaders at the Bloomington Meals on Wheels say they rely on private donations rather than federal funding.

Trump Budget Cuts Not Likely To Shut Down Local Meals On Wheels

The Bloomington Meals on Wheels program mostly runs on private donations, not federal funding.

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