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  • 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...
  • Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness

    Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness
    Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
  • Whooping cough risks and symptoms

    Whooping cough risks and symptoms
    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • More college students mentally ill

    More college students mentally ill
    The number of college students who are afflicted with a serious mental illness is rising, according to data presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Assn. in San Diego   The findings came from an analysis of 3,265 college...
  • BP demanded to pay stress-related claims

    BP demanded to pay stress-related claims
    News that BP is unlikely to pay any claims related to mental-health problems caused by the oil spill has angered health groups around the country. On Friday, the American Psychiatric Assn. became the latest organization to demand that BP treat mental-...
  • Face time with MyClyns anti-germ spray

    Face time with MyClyns anti-germ spray
    If you've seen the television ad for the anti-germ spray MyClyns, you no doubt remember the pivotal scene: A mom and her two kids sit at a dinner table, the little boy coughs on his sister and mom heroically grabs the spray bottle of MyClyns. Against...
  • Researcher gave the Chumash a gift: their heritage

    Researcher gave the Chumash a gift: their heritage
    Everyone thought the tall, strange white man was some kind of genius. But to teenage Ernestine De Soto he was a giant pain in the neck, a nosy, "Ichabod Crane-like" character who drew her mother's attention from its rightful place -- on her. John Peabody...
  • Hospice care helps patients and loved ones

    Hospice care helps patients and loved ones
    Over the last 25 years, the number of Americans turning to hospice for end-of-life care has climbed dramatically -- from 25,000 in 1982 to 1.45 million in 2008, as more and more people choose to spend their final days in the comfort of home or a patient...