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  • FDA eases 31-year ban on blood donations from gay men

    U.S. health regulators will recommend that gay men be allowed to donate blood one year after their last sexual contact, easing a ban that has been in place since 1983. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that scientific evidence shows the move...
  • Invasive species get by with a little help from their alien friends

    Invasive species get by with a little help from their alien friends
    Scientists call it "invasional meltdown," and it's the theory that once an alien species takes root in a new land, it opens the door to intrusions from other invading organisms. In a paper published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B,...
  • Experts: Chicago's short yellow light times, red light cameras a risky mix

    Experts: Chicago's short yellow light times, red light cameras a risky mix
    Chicago has the nation's largest red light camera system and the shortest allowable yellow lights — a unique and dangerous combination that makes rear-end crashes more likely across the city, a Tribune investigation has found. The three-second...
  • Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away

    Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away
    Holy heart attack! Researchers have found that certain high-risk heart patients stand a better chance of survival if they go to a teaching hospital when all the cardiologists have left town.  Though heart doctors have joked that the safest place to...
  • New discovery in Arctic is a very old clam

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska The rapidly thawing Arctic Ocean may be a new frontier but some of the latest news from there concerns a clam that is believed to date back more than a million years. Some bivalves retrieved from the ocean depths during a 2010 mapping...
  • Chicago's red light cameras don't deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promises

    Chicago's red light cameras don't deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promises
    Too much spin, not enough win. That's the takeaway from a Chicago Tribune examination of the safety benefits of Chicago's red light camera program. A scientific study paid for by the Tribune found that the cameras — there are currently more than...
  • Special Report: In Jakarta, that sinking feeling is all too real

    Special Report: In Jakarta, that sinking feeling is all too real
    The Ciliwung River flows from a volcano south of the Indonesian capital, through the heart of one of the world's most densely populated cities and almost into Jakarta Bay. Almost, because for the final mile or so of its course, the river would have to...
  • Relatives of Baltimore murder victims struggle with grief

    Relatives of Baltimore murder victims struggle with grief
    When Alice Oaks' older son was shot to death in Baltimore in 2008, she said her goodbye at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He lay there, a tube still in his mouth, and it seemed to her that his body was glowing. She felt numb. She bent over and kissed...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Top 5 spices for health

    Environmental Nutrition: Top 5 spices for health
    Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, they also can boost your immune system to help your body fight disease. Some herbs and spices have specific benefits, such as calming an upset stomach or aiding in blood sugar control. It's no...
  • Exclusive: Can the blood of Ebola survivors create a cure?

    For months, Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to extract the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus for use in new, potent drugs. His efforts...
  • Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds

    Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds
    Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes. Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...