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Anthem Breach Affects 215,000 Blue Cross Members in Ill.

Anthem Breach Affects 215,000 Blue Cross Members in Ill.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois said around 215,000 members’ personal information was compromised in a data... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

A new study argues that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may lie in early and regular exposure to... Watch »

Feb 24, 2015

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

An 18-year-old student now hospitalized with a "superbug" infection at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center... Read »

Feb 21, 2015
New Sterilization Rules Combat

New Sterilization Rules Combat "Superbug" Infections: Doctors

New procedures for cleaning a medical device used in some exams will prevent the "superbug" from spreading to anyone... Watch »

Feb 21, 2015
Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Scientists have stumbled upon a never-before-seen virus that apparently killed a man in Kansas last year, NBC News... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a... Watch »

Feb 19, 2015
New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

A new combination of three chemotherapy drugs helps extend life by a year and a half for patients with a specific... Read »

Feb 18, 2015
Confirmed Illinois Measles Cases Climb to 14

Confirmed Illinois Measles Cases Climb to 14

The number of measles cases in Illinois climbed to 14 Tuesday, public health officials said. Watch »

Feb 17, 2015
Drugmaker Resubmits Women's Sex Pill to FDA

Drugmaker Resubmits Women's Sex Pill to FDA

The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost female libido are resubmitting their drug to federal health... Read »

Feb 17, 2015
Judges Can Boost Sentences for Faked Mental Illness

Judges Can Boost Sentences for Faked Mental Illness

A Chicago-based appellate court says judges can boost defendants' sentences if they fake mental illness to delay... Read »

Feb 16, 2015
U.S. Teens Are Getting Less Sleep, Study Shows

U.S. Teens Are Getting Less Sleep, Study Shows

U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over... Read »

Feb 16, 2015
Snag Affecting Health Law Sign-Ups Gets a Fix

Snag Affecting Health Law Sign-Ups Gets a Fix

A technical problem that had been interfering with sign-ups for government healthcare plans has been fixed... Read »

Feb 15, 2015
What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline

What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline

If you're not insured, there's still time to sign up for health coverage this year under Obamacare before the Feb. Read »

Feb 15, 2015
Puerto Rico Debates Fining Parents of Obese Children

Puerto Rico Debates Fining Parents of Obese Children

Parents of obese children in Puerto Rico would be fined up to $800 if they fail to improve their child's health... Read »

Feb 13, 2015
Officials Confirm 11th Measles Case in Cook County

Officials Confirm 11th Measles Case in Cook County

Public health officials have confirmed an 11th measles case in Cook County. Watch »

Feb 11, 2015
Allergic to Milk? FDA Has a Valentine's Day Warning for You

Allergic to Milk? FDA Has a Valentine's Day Warning for You

Does your sweetheart have a milk allergy? You may want to hold off on a dark chocolate Valentine. Read »

Feb 12, 2015
Whole Foods Recalls Products Due to Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Recalls Products Due to Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Markets, Inc. on Tuesday issued a recall of approximately 33,191 pounds of ready-to-eat products due to... Read »

Feb 11, 2015
DuPage County Warns of Potential Measles Exposure

DuPage County Warns of Potential Measles Exposure

Another Illinois county has warned residents of the possibility for exposure to measles after 10 cases were... Watch »

Feb 10, 2015

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