health News

FDA to Rule on E-Cigarettes
Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images

FDA to Rule on E-Cigarettes

Health experts are waiting anxiously for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue its first regulations governing electronic cigarettes by the end of the month. Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Southern Illinois HIV Cases at Decade High

Southern Illinois HIV Cases at Decade High

HIV cases in southern Illinois reached the highest number in nearly a decade last year, with more than half... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors Prescribing Codeine to Kids Despite Known Risks

Doctors are still prescribing codeine for kids with coughs, colds and injuries, despite a wealth of evidence... Read »

Apr 21, 2014
$14M Awarded in Lawsuit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

$14M Awarded in Lawsuit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who said in a lawsuit that she suffered a... Watch »

Apr 20, 2014
Spike in Mumps Cases Reported Around Illinois

Spike in Mumps Cases Reported Around Illinois

So far this year, there've been 65 cases reported across the state, mostly in Morgan and Sangamon counties. Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Regulators Propose Changes to Illinois' MediPot Rules

Regulators Propose Changes to Illinois' MediPot Rules

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered... Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart Attacks, Strokes Caused by Diabetes Declining

Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from diabetes are declining, a new federal study shows,... Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

Obamacare Helped Nearly 10M Get Insurance: Gallup

A new Gallup survey out on Wednesday shows that Obamacare has helped nearly 10 million Americans get new... Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Most Supplements Don't Work, But Americans Still Love Them

Although there isn't a lot of evidence that supplements are effective, Americans still love them. Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills at Least 100

Over 100 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read »

Apr 15, 2014
Low Blood Sugar Tied to

Low Blood Sugar Tied to "Hangry" Fights With Spouses

Could low blood sugar make you so "hangry" you'd be more prone to abusing your spouse? That's what a... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

The report released Monday highlights several issues including an array of flavors and marketing that could... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Fussy Kids Watching More Television, Study Finds

Parents of fussy kids may be creating a generation of television binge-watchers by using screen time to soothe their... Read »

Apr 14, 2014
Sebelius: Health Care Launch

Sebelius: Health Care Launch "Terribly Flawed"

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the administration's own predictions that... Read »

Apr 13, 2014
Food For Thought: Older Women And Diet Pop

Food For Thought: Older Women And Diet Pop

Doctor Sandy Goldberg talks about a surprising new study about effects of diet pop on older women Watch »

Apr 12, 2014
California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

California Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who... Watch »

Apr 22, 2014

"Teen Mom" May Have Helped Lower Teen Birth Rate

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached a new low, causing some psychologists to wonder if they... Read »

Apr 9, 2014
Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Eatery Cancels Autism Fundraiser Due to Backlash

Chili’s canceled fundraisers for over 1200 restaurants nationwide for a group that says that autism can be triggered... Watch »

Apr 8, 2014
Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Stimulator Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Legs

Four men paralyzed after severe spinal cord injuries can all move their legs again after treatments with... Watch »

Apr 8, 2014
Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra May Boost Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer: Study

Viagra may be a boon for men with erectile dysfunction, but it may come with a trade-off: A new preliminary... Read »

Apr 7, 2014
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC 5 weather app, available for download on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out