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Illinois' Medical Marijuana Chief to Step Down

Illinois' Medical Marijuana Chief to Step Down

Bob Morgan said it's been "an incredible honor" to lead the state's medical cannabis program. Read »

Apr 16, 2015
Chicago Company Issues Pine Nut Recall

Chicago Company Issues Pine Nut Recall

Superior Nut & Candy and Hannaford recalled 4-ounce packages of pine nuts. Read »

Apr 16, 2015
U.S. Moms Typically Space Pregnancies 2½ Years Apart: Study

U.S. Moms Typically Space Pregnancies 2½ Years Apart: Study

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their... Read »

Apr 16, 2015
Study Ranks Healthiest Counties in Illinois

Study Ranks Healthiest Counties in Illinois

Is the county you live in shortening your life span? A new study suggests that the Illinois county you live in could... Read »

Apr 16, 2015

"Entopreneurs" Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Autism Could Be Linked With Gestational Diabetes

Autism Could Be Linked With Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women's chances of having a child with autism, according to a... Read »

Apr 14, 2015
Military Kids May Be Missing Vaccines: Study

Military Kids May Be Missing Vaccines: Study

A new study suggests children of American military families may be missing out on important childhood vaccines, NBC... Read »

Apr 13, 2015
Everything You Need to Know About Listeria

Everything You Need to Know About Listeria

Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same... Read »

Apr 11, 2015
Conn., Northeast States May See Cases of Deadly Tick-Borne Virus

Conn., Northeast States May See Cases of Deadly Tick-Borne Virus

A rare but potentially deadly virus has made its way to Connecticut and could soon be transferred from ticks to... Read »

Apr 15, 2015
Smokeless Tobacco Company Wants FDA to Drop Warning Labels

Smokeless Tobacco Company Wants FDA to Drop Warning Labels

Smokeless tobacco company, Swedish Match, is seeking Food and Drug Administration permission to remove or revise... Read »

Apr 10, 2015
Blue Bell Expands Recall of Okla. Plant Products

Blue Bell Expands Recall of Okla. Plant Products

Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall to include banana pudding-flavored ice cream made at the company's... Watch »

Apr 8, 2015
False-Positive Mammograms Costing U.S. $4B: Study

False-Positive Mammograms Costing U.S. $4B: Study

New research suggests that false-positive mammograms, which indicate a woman has breast cancer even though she... Read »

Apr 7, 2015
Residents Push to Expand MediPot Disease List

Residents Push to Expand MediPot Disease List

Petitioners made the case for conditions including PTSD, bipolar disorder, autism, psoriasis, chronic back pain... Read »

Apr 6, 2015
Breast Milk Bought Online May Be Diluted With Cow's Milk

Breast Milk Bought Online May Be Diluted With Cow's Milk

In the growing online market for breast milk, more than one in 10 tested samples contained cow's milk, researchers... Read »

Apr 6, 2015
Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Watch »

Apr 6, 2015
Blue Bell Suspends Operations at Oklahoma Plant

Blue Bell Suspends Operations at Oklahoma Plant

Blue Bell Creameries has voluntarily suspended operations at an Oklahoma plant that officials had previously... Watch »

Apr 4, 2015

"The Baby's Coming Now!" Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse

A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a... Watch »

Apr 3, 2015
14 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Investigate Herbal Supplement Industry

14 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Investigate Herbal Supplement...

Fourteen attorneys general asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to... Read »

Apr 2, 2015
WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics

WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics

Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in... Watch »

Apr 2, 2015
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Take Drugs Daily to Relax: Survey

Nearly one in five Americans report using some sort of drug every day that alters their mood or helps them relax... Read »

Apr 1, 2015

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