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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Academy-Award Actress Patricia Neal, Dead At 84

    Academy-Award Actress Patricia Neal, Dead At 84
    Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963's "Hud" and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84. Neal had lung cancer and died at her home in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's...
  • Help your teen stay safe

    Help your teen stay safe
    Reading up on health and safety topics could be the last thing on your teen's to-do list. That's why informed, proactive parenting can make such a difference, especially in high-risk areas like driving, relationships, and mental health. While your...
  • POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed

    POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? My 15-year-old granddaughter has recently been diagnosed with POTS. ANSWER: A cure for POTS doesn't exist at this time. Fortunately, teenagers—a group...
  • Many Nursing Jobs, But Only the Strong Need Apply

    Many Nursing Jobs, But Only the Strong Need Apply
    Filling open nursing positions is no easy task for hospital administrators these days, and there's every chance the job will get tougher. This country has a serious nursing shortage: The American Health Care Assn.'s most recent estimates from July 2008...