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  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
  • I lost my daughter to energy drinks [Letter]

    I lost my daughter to energy drinks [Letter]
    I'd like to address some of Michelle Minton's comments directed at the bills aimed to ban energy drinks to minors ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 27). First of all, to say that these bills are "knee jerk legislation based on anecdotal evidence and...
  • Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers

    Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers
    Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
  • Measles is spreading, and the anti-vaccine movement is the cause

    Measles is spreading, and the anti-vaccine movement is the cause
    And now, New York City. Measles is spreading in upper Manhattan and the Bronx, according to public health authorities in New York. About 16 cases have turned up, including two that involved contagion in doctors' offices. Outbreaks have also been...
  • Doctors are key source of narcotics for riskiest users, study says

    Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday. The finding challenges the conventional wisdom...
  • Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief

    Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief
    It's not often you hear of a traditional Irish band that features the name of an impoverished African nation in its title. But the Tanzania Ceili Band, which performs lively Irish music for social dancing, isn't your average group. The seven-member...
  • 26 died from cold this year

     26 died from cold this year
    Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Over the...
  • L.A. County confirms case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

    L.A. County confirms case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
    Health officials confirmed Friday that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is monitoring a patient with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis -- a version of the contagious lung infection that resists most forms of treatment....
  • A good reason to get your zzz's

    A good reason to get your zzz's
    Not getting a good night's sleep may be a lot more harmful to your health than you thought. Beyond making you tired and cranky, it has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and — most recently — cancer. Two 2012 studies...
  • New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

     New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression
    The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report...
  • Americans are shunning the 'evil weed' (and embracing another)

    WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...