| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:13 PM
I count the farm bill approved last week as a victory for one big reason: it did not include an amendment that would have weakened the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) [Feb. 5, news, "Congress Sends $1 Trillion Farm Bill To White House"]. This law...
| Feb 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Mount Prospect, Winnetka, Wilmette, Northbrook and Arlington Heights.
Share the snow
California is in the midst of its worse drought in centuries. The Midwest and the northeastern part of our country are overrun with snow...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Raw, pasteurized, organic, whole, skim. Choosing what sort of milk to drink grows ever more complicated, with several recent studies to add to the debate.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advised that pregnant women and children not drink raw milk...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:56 PM
As aid workers from around the world descended on the Philippines to help the people hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan last month, Springer Browne headed toward the devastation for a different reason: the animals.
The 31-year-old Newport Beach native made...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:56 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended operations at a Foster Farms poultry plant Wednesday because of a cockroach infestation.
The plant, which is located in Livingston, Calif., 25 miles southeast of Modesto, was one of three Foster Farms...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses.
The group's statement said it...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Dear Pharmacist: What is your go-to supplement for immunity? I want to get through the season without getting sick this year. — L.S., Long Island, N.Y.
Dear L.S.: The answer is probiotics. They improve energy and metabolism by activating thyroid...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Deerfield will get a quicker turnaround on water testing results at the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency in Lake Bluff because of the newer testing method used there.
But Highland Park officials say their testing method provides more...
| Sep 26, 2013
WILLIMANTIC — The co-author of one of the most sweeping yet meticulously researched books ever written on big-time college football was back on campus Wednesday. No, Jeff Benedict wasn't at any of the SEC, Big Ten or Big 12 schools, places where...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.