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Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes
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Artificial Sweeteners May Set Stage for Diabetes

New study suggests artificial sweeteners like Sweet 'N Low, Splenda and NutraSweet may hamper the way some people's bodies handle sugar and could promote diabetes. Read »

3 hours ago
American Waistlines Are Still Expanding: Study

American Waistlines Are Still Expanding: Study

A study by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that while the body mass index of Americans is stable,... Read »

Sep 16, 2014
Scientists Develop First Blood Test to Diagnose Adult Depression

Scientists Develop First Blood Test to Diagnose Adult Depression

Northwestern Medicine scientists in Chicago have developed a blood test to diagnose major depression in... Watch »

Sep 16, 2014
Walk Aims to Raise Awareness of Lung Cancer

Walk Aims to Raise Awareness of Lung Cancer

09/15/14: Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Watch »

Sep 15, 2014
Carbon Monoxide Suspected in Student Illnesses

Carbon Monoxide Suspected in Student Illnesses

About 60 middle school students were sent to Springfield-area hospitals Monday when they became ill due to... Read »

Sep 15, 2014
Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Who Is Leading the Fight Against Ebola?

Ebola has killed 2,400 people and infected some 5,000 in the space of a few months, the World Health... Read »

Sep 12, 2014
Advocate, NorthShore Health to Merge Systems

Advocate, NorthShore Health to Merge Systems

The combination, to be called Advocate NorthShore Health Partners, will have 16 hospitals, 4,438 beds and... Watch »

Sep 12, 2014
More Than 1 Million Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Alarm Failure

More Than 1 Million Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Alarm Failure

Three Kidde smoke alarm models have the possibility of alarm failure following a power outage, according to... Read »

Sep 12, 2014
Officials: Washing Hands Best Way to Fight Enterovirus

Officials: Washing Hands Best Way to Fight Enterovirus

As children across the Midwest continue to arrive at hospitals with similar symptoms, many suspected to be caused by... Watch »

Sep 11, 2014
Chicago Park District Bans Smoking in City Parks

Chicago Park District Bans Smoking in City Parks

The Chicago Park District has approved a ban on smoking at any of the city's 580 parks. Read »

Sep 11, 2014
Illinois Among Worst States to Have a Baby, Study Says

Illinois Among Worst States to Have a Baby, Study Says

A new report claims Illinois is one of the worst states to have a baby. Read »

Sep 11, 2014
More Chicago-Area Hospitals Restrict Visitors After Outbreak

More Chicago-Area Hospitals Restrict Visitors After Outbreak

Three more Chicago-area hospitals are restricting visitors in the wake of a respiratory virus infecting... Watch »

Sep 10, 2014
Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know

Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know

An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left... Watch »

Sep 10, 2014
Plum Organics Announces Snack Recall

Plum Organics Announces Snack Recall

Company is recalling Little Crèmes organic rice milk snacks due to choking concerns. Read »

Sep 10, 2014
4th Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S. for Treatment

4th Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S. for Treatment

A fourth patient infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has arrived in the U.S. for treatment. Read »

Sep 9, 2014
Mysterious Respiratory Illness Hits 10 States, Including Illinois

Mysterious Respiratory Illness Hits 10 States, Including Illinois

Virus appears to be caused a distant cousin of the polio virus, which causes respiratory symptoms and appears to be... Watch »

Sep 8, 2014
Illinois Hospital Restricts Visitors Because of Outbreak

Illinois Hospital Restricts Visitors Because of Outbreak

An outbreak of a respiratory illness has hospitals in Hannibal, Missouri, and Quincy, Illinois,... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014
FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug That Fights Melanoma

The FDA approved a new drug Thursday that could change the way melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer,... Watch »

Sep 9, 2014
Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

Silent Killer: How to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Among Athletes

As schools open across the country, an estimated 2,000 Americans under the age of 25 can be expected to die... Read »

Sep 6, 2014
Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead Content

Sunglasses Recalled for Excessive Lead Content

The glasses are made by FGX and feature designs from Disney movies, TV shows and some comic book characters. Read »

Sep 5, 2014
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