| May 2, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Dumb ideas are often infectious — especially in the world of politics. Lawmakers in several states, for example, are considering legislation similar to a foolhardy bill that the Maryland legislature passed last month that could itself actually...
| May 11, 2011
A Chicago-based health and social service agency that works with the city's Asian community plans to announce Thursday a new effort to get more Asians to stop smoking.
Asian Human Services has implemented smoking-cessation workshops to counsel those...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:00 PM
A Waterbury man died earlier this month after being hit with a police stun gun. In Middletown, a state investigation recently exonerated police in the May 2010 death of a man who died following 34 shocks by a Taser weapon.
State lawmakers had been...
| May 10, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Editor's Choice Academic Journal Main Category: Pediatrics / Children's Health Article Date: 10 May 2011 - 10:00 PDT
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| May 12, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Health care experts and some public officials are floating a radical idea as Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel prepares to take office: a full or partial merger of Chicago and Cook County's health departments.
Operating a single health department with broader...
| May 13, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Antiretroviral drugs target
human immunodeficiency virus 1 to slow the progression of the HIV to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. As of 2010, the World Health Organization estimates that among the 33.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS...
| May 17, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Inadequate staffing levels and lax supervision led to a series of alleged sexual attacks on youth at a prominent Chicago psychiatric hospital, according to a new report released Tuesday by the state Department of Children and Family Services.
| May 20, 2011
The American Cancer Society is looking to New York and New Jersey residents to find the 25th hour in the day to play a direct role in improving the lives of future generations. The Society will be signing up volunteers this summer for its historic...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:27 PM
Former Burbank Police Capt. Janice Lowers walked in memory of her mother and two former colleagues, and to celebrate the fight for survival of two dear friends. Laureen Endoso did it as a tribute to her late husband, Kenny, who lost his battle with cancer...
| May 23, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 5:26 PM
BERLIN -- Germany said on Friday that deadly E.coli bacteria that have killed 31 people and hit farmers across Europe almost certainly came from contaminated bean sprouts grown at an organic farm in northern Germany.
"It's the bean sprouts," said...