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  • Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options

    Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options
    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...
  • Relay For Life of Elmhurst College Receives American Cancer Society Relay All Star Award

     
    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 …...
  • Severe Beijing smog -- or fog? -- leads to long airport delays

     
    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....
  • FDA's 1-800-GET-THIN warning follows L.A. County official's complaint

     
    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...
  • Whooping cough: Chicago-area outbreak spreads, with some counties reporting numbers not seen in years

     
    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 …...
  • Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say

    Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say
    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...
  • Diet Proposals Often Refuted, Ignored

    Diet Proposals Often Refuted, Ignored
    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...
  • Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions

    Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions
    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...
  • Children with disabilities die on care facility's watch

    Children with disabilities die on care facility's watch
    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. When state...
  • Center where kids died gets monitor

    Center where kids  died gets monitor
    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...
  • Circumcision push starts in Africa

    Circumcision push starts in Africa
    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...