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Oak Lawn Woman is Cook County's First Case of West Nile
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Oak Lawn Woman is Cook County's First Case of West Nile

Health officials said mosquito pools in 61 communities, as well as three dead birds, have tested positive for the virus. Read »

5 hours ago
Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens

Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens

Pediatricians say delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep,... Read »

Aug 25, 2014
Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Club Recalled

Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Club Recalled

A California firm is recalling chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Clubs nationwide for possible... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Amid Sugar Probe

Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Amid Sugar Probe

Organic supermarket giant Whole Foods has removed a version of its store-brand yogurt from shelves after... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

Health officials said Thursday a patient who was being tested for Ebola in Sacramento has tested negative for... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
SoCal Man With ALS Shows Why Ice Bucket Challenge Matters in Viral Video

SoCal Man With ALS Shows Why Ice Bucket Challenge Matters in...

A Southern California man shares in a new YouTube video about a family history of ALS and how he was diagnosed with... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Cured of Ebola: What to Know About Americans' Recovery

Cured of Ebola: What to Know About Americans' Recovery

Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment... Read »

Aug 21, 2014
What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

The two U.S. Ebola patients left an Atlanta hospital on Thursday infection free, after becoming the first... Read »

Aug 21, 2014

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

The American doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while serving as a missionary in Africa said he... Watch »

Aug 21, 2014

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

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

Aug 21, 2014
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... 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... 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... 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... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
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