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Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite effect, a veterinary research team announced Monday. Read »

4 hours ago
Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be... Read »

4 hours ago
Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

A 5-year-old boy with an immune disorder is asking people to wear yellow, his favorite color, on the day of his... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign... Watch »

Mar 26, 2015
Indiana Declares Health Emergency Over HIV Outbreak

Indiana Declares Health Emergency Over HIV Outbreak

Health officials say 72 cases of HIV have been confirmed in southern Indiana and seven other people have preliminary... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

The state's health department first reported the outbreak in late February, when it said 26 cases had been diagnosed... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

The recent death of a Dallas woman who had received injections at a salon to expand the size of her buttocks follows... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
2,500 Illinoisans Apply for MediPot Cards

2,500 Illinoisans Apply for MediPot Cards

Some patients who are entitled to apply for medical cannabis cards are waiting because of legal challenges. Read »

Mar 23, 2015
Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Alzheimer's Silver Bullet? Drug Might Slow Dementia

Injections of a new "silver bullet" drug could slow memory loss in people who haven't yet Alzheimer's but who do... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Many popular, inexpensive brands of wine made and distributed in California, including Trader Joe's famed "Two... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Nearly 170,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled in Cook County

Nearly 170,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled in Cook County

A Chicago company has recalled nearly 170,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E.coli. Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Level of Risk Not Yet Clear in Kraft Recall: FDA

Level of Risk Not Yet Clear in Kraft Recall: FDA

One day after a major Kraft Macaroni and Cheese recall, the federal agency in charge of much of the nation’s food... Watch »

Mar 18, 2015
Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a... Read »

Mar 18, 2015
11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the... Read »

Mar 17, 2015
Mom Fights MS With Body Building

Mom Fights MS With Body Building

A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis isn't slowing down Wendy Bordewisch. Megan Pringle from NBC station WBAL in... Watch »

Mar 17, 2015
Many On-Campus Residents Lack Measles Vaccination Records

Many On-Campus Residents Lack Measles Vaccination Records

More than a third of Illinois’ colleges and universities allow a large number of students who have no proof of being... Read »

Mar 17, 2015

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