| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh less, and have healthier diets. They even have a lower carbon footprint. These were the impressive findings from the landmark study Adventist...
| Jan 10, 2014
A new U.S. study adds to growing evidence that nuts - once considered too fattening to be healthy - may in fact help keep weight down, in addition to offering other health benefits.
Researchers found that study participants who ate the most tree nuts -...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:30 PM
At one time, if your mother had cancer, your genetic destiny for this disease seemed to be etched in stone. At least that was the old way of thinking about genetic predisposition for diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. But there's been a...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
RIO BRANCO, Brazil — Dr. Alberto Asael Reyes speaks Portuguese carefully when talking to his patients. He arrived in the Amazon region only recently from Cuba, and his accent remains strong. But in an area where there has long been no available...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Without cutting back on calories, adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may protect people at high risk for heart disease against diabetes, a new study found.
Researchers who analyzed data on more than 3,500 people at an...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Three points, four rebounds, two blocked shots.
Those numbers were way too low for the standards Kerry Kinek has established, but 200-plus was the real problem number for the Lehigh freshman basketball player during the Feb. 2, 2013, home game against...
| Jan 2, 2014
Letters to the editor for the Jan. 2 TribLocal print edition from Rolling Meadows, Niles, Glenview and Palatine.
First, a team
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently exclaimed, "Fix Wrigley now" (Page 1, Dec. 12).
Fans would answer, "Fix the Cubs now!"...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Guillermina Villa is famous for the seafood she prepares at El Pescadito Tacos y Mariscos, a lunch truck that has been serving customers for more than 25 years near the intersection of Compton Avenue and 62nd Street in South L.A.'s Florence-Firestone...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
When it comes to your "health numbers," your two blood pressure values are important to know--and keep under control. New guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults, released Dec. 18 in a report in the Journal of the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Ford will auction off for charity the world’s first production version of the all-new Mustang in January, the automaker has announced. Just don’t expect it to go for cheap.
The 2015 Mustang GT will be offered without reserve on Jan. 18 at the...