| Sep 7, 2010
If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Relay For Life of Elmhurst College was awarded the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Relay All Star Award at the Society’s recent Relay Leadership Summit in …...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Heavy smog, which the Chinese government insists is fog, has coated the city of Beijing for days, causes long delays and cancellations at the one of the busiest airports in the world....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered 1-800-GET-THIN, the company behind the advertising campaign for Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, to take better steps to warn consumers about risks of such procedures. The move comes one year after Los Angeles...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Hailey Davis, of far northwest suburban Huntley, went to the doctor's office hoping to get medication to stop her cough and runny nose. She learned …...
| Mar 15, 2011
Officials tried to reassure Californians on Monday that the kind of nuclear crisis facing Japan was highly unlikely at the state's two nuclear power plants.
Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that the San Onofre nuclear power plant was...
| Jul 20, 2010
Every five years the American public gets a newly tweaked directive on what we're supposed to be eating.
And every five years the American public largely ignores it.
For example, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend we eat 2 1/2 cups of...
| Sep 1, 2010
Despite a worldwide campaign for circumcision to slow the spread of AIDS, the rate of circumcision among U.S. baby boys appears to be declining.
A little-noted presentation by a federal health researcher last month at the International AIDS Conference in...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 3:20 PM
A 4-year-old boy with severe developmental disabilities died in his nursing facility when he had difficulty breathing and no one heard the alarm on his monitor. Three weeks later, a 4-year-old girldied at the home in an almost identical way.
| Oct 12, 2010
| 9:14 PM
In a rare move, Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday ordered a health monitor be placed at a troubled Chicago facility caring for children with severe developmental disabilities.
The governor also instructed his senior health policy adviser to immediately draft...
| Aug 16, 2010
Circumcision programs are slowly beginning to be rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa in hopes of reducing the toll of HIV infections in the area, researchers said at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna. Some predicted that more than 4 million new HIV...