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May 19, 2015

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One fifth of Indianapolis residents smoke, contributing to the city's ranking of least health major metropolis.

Indianapolis Ranked Unhealthiest Major Metro Area

Indianapolis ranks at the bottom of the Annual American Fitness Index by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

May 15, 2015

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Rarity Of Voice Disease Makes Finding A Cure Difficult

Spasmodic dysphonia reduces a person's voice to a whisper, but researchers don't know what causes the disorder.

May 14, 2015

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More than 9,400 needles have been distributed as part a temporary needle exchange program in Scott County.

HIV Cases Continue To Climb As Addiction Services Ramp Up

A total of 155 people in Southeastern Indiana have tested positive for the virus this year.

May 13, 2015

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Study: More Ticks Moving Into Southern Indiana

May is one of the worst months for ticks and IU biologists have gradually seen more types of ticks in the area.

May 13, 2015

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Scott County Commissioners Plan Needle Exchange Hearing

The hearing is part of the process counties must go through in order to legalize needle exchange programs under a recently-passed law.

May 12, 2015

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The outbreak likely began in Scott County and is being spread through needles used to inject the prescription opioid drug Opana.

HIV Cases In Southeastern Indiana Rise Above 150

Despite efforts to quell the outbreak caused by the sharing of dirty needles, the number of new HIV infections in and around Scott County continues to rise.

May 12, 2015

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Howard County Police Say Heroin Overdoses Are Unusually High

Howard County Coroner Jay Price says heroin overdoses have killed 11 individuals so far this year. Pending toxicology tests could raise that number to 17.

May 11, 2015

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Concussions More Frequent In Football Practice Than Games

About 58 percent of concussions in high school and college football players occur during practice, a newly published report finds.

May 7, 2015

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Town At HIV Outbreak’s Epicenter Will Open New Clinic

The new clinic is part of a partnership between the town of Austin and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

May 6, 2015

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IU Researchers Search For Links To Postpartum Depression

IU researchers studying postpartum depression have found the hormone oxytocin increased activation in a reward-sensitive area of the brain of women.

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