| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Pop star Beyonce Knowles-Carter should make her $50-million endorsement deal with soda maker PepsiCo the best thing she never had, according to a health advocacy group.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is ringing the alarm on the diva&...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Did you know that experts predict our children will be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents? You ask, why? Today, children drink more sugar-sweetened beverages than their parents, as children. Too much sugar in the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85.
The former Yale law professor and judge on...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:15 PM
An autopsy report today revealed that a 90-year-old woman who was found decomposed inside her home on the city's South Side died of heart disease and elder neglect in a homicide.
Della Cotton, of the 400 block of West Marquette Road, was pronounced dead...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:36 PM
An autopsy report revealed this afternoon that cold exposure contributed to the death of a homeless man who was found outside Friday on the South Side.
Casimir Widarz, who was listed as homeless, was found outside Friday on the 4300 block of South...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:55 PM
I thought last week's Mailbag very interesting.
I loved the thought about bringing back Rockin' Fig and getting information about local surfing. We are "Surf City" after all.
I also thought Charles Osterlund's letter was interesting. I do notice the...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:01 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts - an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study.
None of them had been...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:59 AM
This year’s developments have certainly vindicated those of us who care about our health, our environment and our treatment of animals.
In January, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled revamped federal guidelines requiring school cafeterias to...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:58 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People make more educated decisions about screening tests when they're given a personalized assessment of their own risk, rather than one-size-fits-all information, according to a new review of past studies.
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There's no evidence that checking kids' and teens' blood pressure - and treating them if it's high - can reduce their heart risks in adulthood, according to a new analysis.
What's more, researchers found blood pressure tests...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Police told relatives that the mother and adult daughter found dead in their Glenview-area home this week probably died in late January.
Authorities, meanwhile, said today foul play does not appear to be a factor in the deaths.
The bodies of Mary...