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Medical Research

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  • Study: U. of C. Medical Center best equipped to handle adult trauma cases

    Study: U. of C. Medical Center best equipped to handle adult trauma cases
    Of five Chicago hospitals on the South Side, the University of Chicago Medical Center is currently the best equipped to handle adult trauma patients who need emergency care, according to a recently released study. But while officials with the University...
  • Suicide attempt survivors come out of the shadows

    Suicide attempt survivors come out of the shadows
    After four people with ties to Northwestern University committed suicide within a year, Josh Walfish no longer could remain silent. The deaths compelled him to disclose a painful piece of his past that he had kept to himself. When he revealed his...
  • Agent Orange-related care hoped to expand for veterans

    Retired Air Force Reserve Maj. Wes Carter almost didn't travel to Washington, D.C. last week where, to his surprise, he heard an independent panel of scientists verify what he had dogged the Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs about for almost...
  • Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Hispanics And Blacks

    Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Hispanics And Blacks
    Connecticut's diabetes rate ranks lower than the national average, but Hispanics and African-Americans are more than twice as likely to have the disease compared with their white neighbors and are at greater risk of dying from diabetes-related causes....
  • Few preschools are equipped to help children exposed to violence

    CHICAGO When 3-year-old Julian started throwing tantrums in a Chicago preschool, his teachers were unsure how to handle him. His screaming, inconsolable crying and violent outbursts soon escalated to the point where he threw a chair at a teacher. He was...
  • Experts zero in on pizza as prime target in war on childhood obesity

    Experts zero in on pizza as prime target in war on childhood obesity
    Kids love pizza, but a new study shows that it doesn’t love them back. On days when children eat pizza, they consume an average of 408 additional calories, three additional grams of fat and 134 additional milligrams of salt compared with their...
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016
    A Northbrook company said it has won fast-track status for approval of a drug that could become the first in the United States to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle disease found most often in boys. Privately held Marathon Pharmaceuticals...
  • Chinese need to exercise more, smoke less, new report says

    BEIJING More than three million Chinese are dying prematurely each year from diseases that could be prevented with regular exercise and programs to cut smoking and alcohol abuse, the World Health Organization said in a report released Monday. Worldwide,...
  • WHO report: 'Lethal, tenacious, unforgiving virus' fueled Ebola epidemic

    Fear and misunderstanding of a "lethal, tenacious and unforgiving virus" have given rise to the world's largest and most enduring Ebola epidemic, according to the World Health Organization. A year after the outbreak claimed its first victim in a small...
  • What's killing Sri Lanka's farmers? Mystery kidney disease ravaging families, villages

    Karunawathie isn't hungry for breakfast. She rarely is these days, but she forces herself to choke down a few bites of rice, dried fish and a simple coconut mix. The doctors say it's better to have something in her stomach before the four-hour dialysis...
  • Veterans' help needed to build genetic database

    Veterans' help needed to build genetic database
    Veterans, Uncle Sam wants you — your DNA, that is. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is stepping up recruitment efforts in South Florida for its Million Veteran Program. The information gathered from participants, VA researchers say, could...