Health news

Health officials are sharing warnings about the upcoming flu season in hopes of avoiding what they're calling a "twindemic" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INDIANAPOLIS — Coronavirus concerns have reached the Indiana Department of Correction. Chief Communications Officer Dave Bursten says there are no known cases of the virus among staff or offenders at state prisons, but as a precaution, visitation at seven facilities has been suspended indefinitely. The announcement was made Monday. Here are the facilities: Heritage Trail […]

New York — A celebrated hip-hop entertainer and educator, Andre “Doctor Dre” Brown long ago established himself as a savvy creator of popular culture. Doctor Dre, not to be confused with the West Coast producer and gangster rapper, has made his mark on radio and television, in the movies and in print, working successively as […]

The organizers behind a regional initiative training barbers to listen and provide mental health support think a hair cut can also help save a life. It makes sense since so many men–especially African American men– feel comfortable in the barber chair. It’s a time when talking comes naturally. Lorenzo Lewis, the founder of The Confess […]

Health officials are issuing an alert after packages of candy sold at a Richmond gas station contained chemical substances. The Indiana State Department of Health says preliminary tests show bags of Skittles candy sold at the Marathon Food Mart at 2105 National Road West in Richmond contained “unconfirmed chemical substances.” Two individuals who ate from […]

Students and a professor at Connecticut College said they have found evidence that shows Oreo cookies are just as addictive as cocaine… at least in lab rats. According to their research, eating cookies activate more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than exposure to drugs. “Our research supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the […]