| May 13, 2012
Stefan Duma could not have imagined the timing. In the two weeks since he and his Virginia Tech colleagues released their latest football helmet safety ratings, the sport's concussion epidemic has returned to the fore.
A Super Bowl-winning quarterback...
| May 16, 2012
Obstetric researchers have made much progress in the last decade to increase the safety of pregnancy and childbirth. But preeclampsia — a potentially life-threatening disorder — has continued to be a stubborn foe that affects almost 300,000...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Lake County prosecutors have dropped rape charges against a Chicago man who spent two decades in prison before DNA pointed away from him.
Assistant State's Attorney Jim Newman appeared at a brief hearing and dropped the sexual assault charges.
| Jun 30, 2012
| 12:26 AM
Federal inspections of companies that make dietary supplements — from multivitamins and calcium chews to capsules of echinacea and bodybuilding powders — reveal serious and widespread manufacturing problems in a $28 billion industry that sells...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:58 AM
Lifeguards won’t stop you from taking a swim when E.Coli levels are high at Chicago’s beaches.
The Chicago Park District will no longer close beaches with high E.coli counts.
Swimmers will still get advisories if there is too much bacteria...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:27 AM
Earlier this week, the national media reported the results of lab tests of ‘diet’ frozen desserts, and found that most had more calories than listed on the label, with significant discrepancies for a few of the items. Today we’re...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
William Tucker of Hampton beams with pride when he talks about meeting President Barack Obama last month when the president made a campaign stop in Hampton.
Tucker, 83, a veteran of three wars who has also been the head of the state longshoremen's union,...
| Sep 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — Amid concerns about cost and reliability, the federal Department of Homeland Security has quietly postponed plans to buy technology that officials have long claimed could provide a life-saving upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's system...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Kerry Kennedy almost had her day in court. She was expected to argue her not guilty plea to an impaired driving charge that resulted in a collision with a truck two months ago.
Looking svelte in a black suit, the 52 year old daughter of Robert...
| Sep 12, 2012
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rushed to acquire a new, multibillion-dollar version of the BioWatch system for detecting biological attacks without establishing whether it was needed or would work, according to a new...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 10:30 AM
In their commentary about how poorly doctors often care for their own health, medical students Shiv Gaglani and David Gates exhort all physicians to practice a healthy lifestyle, exercise, eat right and manage their stress levels ("Physician, heal...