| May 17, 2012
| 4:02 AM
Today's forecast calls for sunny and breezy conditions, with a high temperature near 75 degrees. Tonight is expected to be clear, with a low temperature around 54 degrees.
Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you...
| Sep 13, 2012
The yards of dank tubing in our midsections form a complex, amazing and absolutely pivotal foundation for human health. And the more that scientists come to appreciate this, the more they anticipate that future medical discoveries will come from the lowly...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Q: My 8-year-old is tired all the time even though she gets 11 to 12 hours of sleep a night. Is this part of growing up, or should I address it with her pediatrician? I wondered if she might be anemic, but I have read this is rare in children.
| Jun 11, 2011
Now that organic beans sprouts grown in Germany have been pinpointed as the likely source of the European E. coli outbreak, consumers must confront growing doubts about the vegetable.
Although German officials believe most of the contaminated sprouts ...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 9:59 PM
Dr. Robert M. Chanock, a virologist who made a remarkable series of discoveries about respiratory viruses in the 1960s and 1970s, including the isolation of the deadly respiratory syncytial virus and four para- influenza viruses, died Aug. 4 at a...
| Jan 22, 2012
Have you heard about the highly contagious Koala flu that turns people into horrifying, albeit adorable, zombie marsupials who subsist only on human thigh meat and eucalyptus leaves?
No, you haven't, because it hasn't happened — yet. When it does,...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:34 PM
"The enforcement of vehicle emissions standards, labeling and reporting requirements is critical to protecting the air we breathe and ensuring that companies play by the rules,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:39 PM
If you're planning to participate in Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday, June 24, or if you plan to take your pet to work any other time, you might want to consider some suggestions from the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. “The...
| Sep 18, 2010
From a plane, it would be easy to think one of the nation's dirtiest power plants is within the Chicago city limits.
But the aging State Line Power Station, a major contributor to the city's chronically dirty air, sits just a few hundred feet over the...
| Sep 8, 2010
Long-term weight loss may release into the blood industrial pollutants linked to illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis, researchers said on Tuesday.
These compounds are normally stored in fatty tissues, but when fat breaks down...
| Apr 23, 2010
Most of the milk from the dairy cows on South Pork Ranch ends up pasteurized -- heat-treated to reduce the chance that the people who drink it will get sick.
But every month, 300 gallons of the milk are sold raw, much of it to about five dozen regular...