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  • Hundreds Report Oil Spill Related Illnesses

    Hundreds Report Oil Spill Related Illnesses
    Since the oil spill began in April, hundreds of people have gotten sick. That's according to a new report from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The report says 324 people have reported oil spill related illnesses. A majority of those are...
  • Late preterm birth increases risk of respiratory illness

    Attention pregnant women: No, you cannot spring the baby early because you're tired of swelling, heartburn and frequent trips to the bathroom. Yet another study shows that being born even a few weeks early is not healthy for the baby. In the new study,...
  • Despite Recalls, Tainted Food Sometimes on Shelves

    Despite Recalls, Tainted Food Sometimes on Shelves
    Until three years ago, Kenneth Maxwell enjoyed Banquet chicken and turkey pot pies so much he ate them three or four times a week. They were easy to prepare, and Maxwell could eat one for lunch and quickly return to work as an electrician. When cases...
  • NYC Eateries Begin Posting Health Inspection Grades

    NYC Eateries Begin Posting Health Inspection Grades
    A Queens deli apparently took top honors as the cleanest place to dine in the Big Apple, according to a new letter grading system put into place Wednesday by the Department of Health. Health officials began its new inspections yesterday and awarded the...
  • Summertime pests: Bugs, bacteria put you at risk

    Summertime pests: Bugs, bacteria put you at risk
    Summer means the arrival of certain illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses and bugs that thrive in the warm, moist environment. Although the risk of catching these diseases is low, there are some precautions to take to stay healthy. For...
  • As aid bill for sick 9/11 responders fails, court settlement may be workers' only option

    As aid bill for sick 9/11 responders fails, court settlement may be workers' only option
    A bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust fell short in the House on Thursday, raising the possibility that the bulk of compensation for the ill will come from a legal settlement hammered out...
  • Link Between Schizophrenia, Cat Parasite Studied

    Link Between Schizophrenia, Cat Parasite Studied
    Johns Hopkins University scientists trying to determine why people develop serious mental illness are focusing on an unlikely factor: a common parasite spread by cats. The researchers say the microbes, called Toxoplasma gondii, invade the human brain and...
  • Football Players Battle Heat Related Injuries

    Football Players Battle Heat Related Injuries
    Heat and humidity go hand-in-hand with Texas in the summer and it arrives each year just in time for football practice. Athletes from the pro's to college to high school are sweating now in hopes of being successful this Fall, but all that practicing...
  • 'Party' Drug May Help With Bipolar Depression

    'Party' Drug May Help With Bipolar Depression
    Ketamine, a prescription drug used as an anesthetic—and used illegally as a party drug at raves—may have a role in treating people with bipolar depression, according to a study released Monday. Previous research has shown that ketamine can...
  • Three New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus

    Three New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus
    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to six. The three new cases come from East Baton Rouge, Red River and Ascension parishes. These cases are reported in...
  • Tribune watchdog update

    Tribune watchdog update
    (Click on "What we found" to read the original Tribune investigation.) Lake County's DNA doubts What we found: In December 2008, the Tribune detailed how Lake County prosecutors were pressing ahead on three cases, including one against Jerry Hobbs,...