| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:42 AM
New labeling rules for sunscreens should make it easier for U.S. consumers to choose products that will protect them from sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled on Tuesday that sunscreens making those claims...
| Jun 17, 2011
Mark Bramonte escaped from the 80th floor of the World Trade Center on 9/11 only to be diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer called CLL one month after the attack.
However, thanks to cancer research developments made in just the past two years, Mark is...
| Jun 22, 2011
After 13 years of caring for her daughter, who woke up one morning when she was 5 with a headache and hasn't been able to walk or talk since, Pat Charleston has put her with about 300 others in a web registry of patients with mitochondrial diseases....
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Orland Hills has a library board, but no library. Norwood Park has a paid three-member board with the sole job of overseeing 40 streetlights. And a southern Illinois tuberculosis board has amassed more than $200,000 yet it treats only one patient every...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:37 AM
The pen may be mighty, but the new graphic warning labels the Food and Drug Administration has unveiled for cigarette packs and ads on Tuesday demonstrate that photographs can be even more powerful. Finally, the FDA is turning the tables and using the...
| Jul 5, 2011
In a conference room in downtown Baltimore, F. Blix Winston compared the Food and Drug Administration to a "slow-moving bulldog."
"You don't want to get bitten," Winston, an expert on the federal regulation of medical devices, told a crowd of about 50...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Tammy Lakatos Shames and Elysse ("Lyssie") Lakatos share more than identical features; they share a passion to enhance the lives of others through improved nutrition and lifestyle behavior modification. Lyssie and Tammy, known as The Nutrition Twins®,...
| Jun 29, 2011
Illinois' number of Hispanic women reporting that they were in fair or poor health was the highest in the nation, according to a 2009 study, and efforts are growing to figure out why.
Researchers want specifics on why 34.3 percent of Latino women in...
| Jun 29, 2011
The fight against cancer is a never-ending battle.
And it takes a never-ending stream of money to keep it going. Be it large or small, every amount that goes toward the fight is important. When a bunch of bands paraded on stage at Cedar Lane Regional...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:04 PM
As an oil painter in college, Elizabeth Cook expected to pursue the life of the typical aspiring American artist: get an advanced degree, move to a big city, embark on a future of creative struggle.
Then she attended an exclusive arts workshop in New...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 2:16 PM
A new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher says the popular anti-smoking drug Chantix significantly increases the risk for a heart attack or other serious heart problem in healthy, middle-aged smokers.
Dr. Sonal Singh, the study's lead author, is...