The Surgeon General Wants Us All To Carry Narcan, But It Can Be Hard To Get

It was a scheduling mishap that led Kourtnaye Sturgeon to help save someone’s life. About four months ago, Sturgeon drove to downtown Indianapolis for a…

Hog Producers Brace For Trouble Due To China’s Tariffs On Imports

Updated April 4 to clarify the export percentage — China matters to the U.S. pork industry, as more than a quarter of all hogs raised here are shipped…

For Chronic Pain, A Change In Habits Can Beat Opioids For Relief

There’s a growing consensus among pain specialists that lifestyle changes can be more effective than drugs in managing chronic pain. But the alternative approach requires patient commitment.

Food Companies Quietly Adopt Halal Practices

Wearing a heavy smock and rubber boots, Amadedin Eganwa stands over a large conveyor belt that’s carrying unconscious lambs. He faces east, towards Mecca, gently lifts the animal’s head in the same direction and under his breath he quickly says a prayer — bismillahi allahu akbar, or “in God’s name” — before swiftly cutting the [...]

Meant to fund the federal government through early September, the $1.3 trillion bill signed by President Donald Trump last week also includes money and…

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