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  • Chemical leak at DuPont facility in Texas leaves four dead

    A chemical leak at a Houston-area industrial site left four people dead and a fifth hospitalized early Saturday, according to DuPont. An unknown quantity of methyl mercaptan, which DuPont says is used to odorize natural gas, leaked into the facility...
  • Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says

    Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says
    When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately told 300,000 people not to use the water. Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill....
  • Senior wrestler at Poquoson battles illness and opponents

    Jeffrey Ogburn's most formidable opponent has never stared back at him in a wrestling singlet. It's been inside his body, causing cramps that force him to double over at times. He's missed school due to hospital stays, some as long as two weeks. He's...
  • Missing man needs medication, police say

    Missing man needs medication, police say
    UPDATE: Tufchi was located today, police said. No further details were released.   A missing 82-year-old man who often hangs around a Near North Side neighborhood needs medication and might appear confused, police said today while asking for the public'...
  • Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible

    Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible
    Many people pick quitting smoking as their New Year's resolution. But if quitting smoking was easy, most smokers would have already done it. Tobacco is highly addictive and the process isn't easy, but quitting is possible for those who really are ready...
  • ABC's 'Work It' is a drag

    ABC's 'Work It' is a drag
    Two manly men can't find work, so they line their eyes with mascara, wrap up the equipment with Ace bandages and squeeze into dresses to get jobs as women. ABC, you can do better than this drivel you call "Work It" (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3; 0 stars&...
  • Why we're fat, Part 3: Our lifestyle promotes added pounds

    Why we're fat, Part 3: Our lifestyle promotes added pounds
    Despite popular belief, a surge of laziness and gluttony is not what's making Americans fat, says science writer and fat researcher Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat." In looking at the past 30 years, during which time obesity rates have soared,...
  • Health Notes: Now's a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes:</b></span> Now's a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet
    The American Pharmacists' Association suggests that everyone cleans out their medicine cabinet at least once a year. Why delay? Here are the APA's  "Tips for Storing and Cleaning Out Your Medicine Cabinet or Other Medication Storage Areas: - Medications...
  • Gastric bypass can affect how medications work

    Gastric bypass can affect how medications work
    Q: I suffer from chronic back pain that requires ongoing pain medication, but the medication only works for two to three hours at a time. Years ago, I had gastric bypass surgery. How does this surgery affect how medications work? Is it true that it can...
  • Mentally ill, behind bars

    Melissa Clark sat wide-eyed and agitated in a visiting room at Cook County Jail's Cermak Hospital, rocking her right leg so vigorously that her entire body shook. Why can't you bail me out? she repeatedly pleaded to her mother. Carla Clark leaned...
  • Fighting the black and blues

    Fighting the black and blues
    A bruise, quite simply, is the booby prize that comes with life's lumps and bumps. It's what you see when blood leaks out of blood vessels into tissues of skin, mucous membranes or other organs, including muscle and bone. Most of the time, it's nothing...