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"Thrilled to Be Alive": U.S. Doc Beats Ebola

The American doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while serving as a missionary in Africa said he is "thrilled to be alive" as he was released from a Georgia hospital Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and his wife stood holding hands before he read from a written... Watch »

23 minutes ago

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and 2012,... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with the... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Groups Team Up to Help Fight Hunger

Groups Team Up to Help Fight Hunger

The Greater Chicago Food Depository and The Growing Initiative are Making a Difference. They are growing fresh... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because... Watch »

2 hours ago
First Illinois West Nile Virus Case Reported on North Side

First Illinois West Nile Virus Case Reported on North Side

Elderly West Ridge neighborhood woman recovering at home. Read »

Aug 18, 2014
Connecticut Man With ALS Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Connecticut Man With ALS Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

After taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a New Haven resident who suffers from the degenerative disease called out... Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Residents of a large slum looted an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital on Saturday, raising fears that... Read »

Aug 18, 2014
Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberian authorities opened a second Ebola treatment center in the country's capital after the first became... Read »

Aug 16, 2014
'Fort Knox' Security for Illinois Marijuana Trade

'Fort Knox' Security for Illinois Marijuana Trade

Tight security will be in place for medical marijuana. Read »

Aug 15, 2014
Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Market knowingly sold its store brand yogurt containing a sugar content that was nearly six times the... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

A handful of probationary firefighters training on New York's Randall's Island have contracted the... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently recommended,... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

The U.S. woman who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Liberia is gaining back her strength, her... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Chicago Resources for Suicide Prevention

Chicago Resources for Suicide Prevention

Use these resources if you or someone you know is in need of help. Read »

Aug 12, 2014
Task Force Sounds Alarm About Heroin Use by Young People

Task Force Sounds Alarm About Heroin Use by Young People

State lawmakers will urge more education and will push to get unused prescription drugs out of people's homes, draft... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco is looking to shed its morbid image by pitching "smokeless" e-cigarettes, championing the... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as... Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Tom Frieden started his career as a public-health detective, fighting outbreaks of tuberculosis in New York and... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
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