| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Egyptâs spiralling threat of hepatitis C virus â already the highest incidence rate in the world -- is alarming researchers who fear a potential epidemic of the blood-borne disease could spread across the most populous Arab country. The findings of......
| Oct 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Among the items sold at the literary auction at Bonhams and Butterfields on Monday was a 1961 letter from Jack Kerouac to two friends, Jacques Beckwith and Lois Sorrells. Kerouac had been typing on the page, got a letter from......
| Sep 22, 2010
| 3:22 PM
Val Lucier is a male breast cancer survivor. He considers himself lucky that he detected his cancer at Stage 3B — an advanced stage in which cancer has spread into lymph nodes, and at which a patient's chance of surviving the cancer five years...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 12:53 PM
An autopsy conducted today determined that a 45-year-old man found in the Little Village neighborhood had committed suicide, officials said.
Jose Rodriguez who was found Tuesday morning in the backyard behind his home on the 2200 block of South...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Those who work in public safety consider themselves part of a brotherhood. But for the purposes of organ donation, a brother in blue may not be quite family enough, as Officer Gene Cassidy is finding out.
Cassidy was shot in the head 27 years ago in West...
| Mar 11, 2012
March 11, 2012
Seven-baker-twenty-four unit turns at Mosher and rumbles past that stretch of Appleton Street where Gene Cassidy took two in the head for the company, the first one stealing his eyesight, the second lodging in his brain beyond the skill...
| Oct 26, 2011
Men who spend little time in the sun, live in northern locales or have dark skin may need to increase their intake of vitamin D to prevent deficiency, a Northwestern University medical researcher has found.
Vitamin D is required for the proper absorption...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Moderation in all things — maybe that is the key to health and happiness. The proverb certainly seems true for alcohol consumption.
Study after study has shown that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with good health. The evidence is...
| Sep 8, 2011
Hepatitis C has long been a problem with a low rate of cure. But new drug therapies are in use and others are on the horizon, according to Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath, chief of gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center and the medical director of the Institute...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 1:45 PM
A man who was found dead outside of his McKinley Park home early Friday died of cirrhosis of the liver, an autopsy revealed.
Don Mankunas, 59, of the 3700 block of South Hermitage Avenue, was found lying face down by a female tenant outside of the...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Prohibition — America's notoriously "failed social experiment" to rid the country of alcohol — took center stage this past week as PBS broadcast Ken Burns' highly acclaimed series on the subject. And already, it has been seized on by drug-...