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May 6, 2016

 

Planned Parenthood sign.

Judge Sets Hearing Date For Indiana Abortion Law Challenge

Known as House Enrolled Act 1337, the law bans abortions because of a fetus's gender, race or genetic disability, such as Down syndrome.

May 5, 2016

 

Bloomington's water shows a decrease in the level of DBP's from March to April.

Bloomington Water Tests Show Improved Quality

The City of Bloomington Utilities plans to continue testing water monthly and adjusting the treatment process as needed.

May 5, 2016

 

Over 400,000 people die every year because of medical mistakes, placing the cause third behind heart disease and cancer.

Indiana Network Helps Prevent 3rd Leading Cause Of Death

New findings list medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. An information exchange in Indiana aims to prevent these mistakes.

May 5, 2016

 

Vaping

FDA Releases First-Ever E-Cigarette Regulations

The rules mean electronic cigarettes will be regulated in the same way as traditional tobacco products.

May 4, 2016

 

Turkey Barn

Final Dubois Co. Quarantine Lifted After Avian Flu Outbreak

The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.

May 4, 2016

 

Blood

FDA Zika Restrictions Impacting Indiana Blood Supply

The FDA recommends people who travel to a country where Zika has been transmitted delay donating blood for at least 28 days after their return.

May 2, 2016

 

The outbreak is tied to intravenous drug use of Opana.

Scott Co. Public Health Emergency, Needle Exchange Extended

Since February of 2015, 191 people have tested positive for HIV in Scott County.

May 2, 2016

 

Pharmakon recalled products made at a Noblesville facility and has temporarily ceased production.

Pharmakon Woes Point To Shifting Trends In Pharm Regulations

Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals has come under fire after the FDA announced it uncovered unsanitary and unsterile conditions at a Noblesville facility.

April 29, 2016

 

Austin sign

Attitudes Toward Scott County Needle Exchange Remain Divided

While the community's attitudes toward the needle exchange remain divided, the health department says it's effectively slowing the spread of HIV.

April 29, 2016

 

What is the best way to go from couch to 5k? Our experts will answer this question and more on Noon Edition.

Noon Edition: Experts Answer Fitness & Exercise Questions

This week on Noon Edition, our experts will answer your fitness questions.

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