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Nearly 170,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled in Cook County

Nearly 170,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled in Cook County

A Chicago company has recalled nearly 170,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E.coli. Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Level of Risk Not Yet Clear in Kraft Recall: FDA

Level of Risk Not Yet Clear in Kraft Recall: FDA

One day after a major Kraft Macaroni and Cheese recall, the federal agency in charge of much of the nation’s food... Watch »

Mar 18, 2015
Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report

Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a... Read »

Mar 18, 2015
11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

11 Million at Risk in Premera Blue Cross Hack

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday that a major cyberattack on its systems may have exposed the... Read »

Mar 17, 2015
Mom Fights MS With Body Building

Mom Fights MS With Body Building

A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis isn't slowing down Wendy Bordewisch. Megan Pringle from NBC station WBAL in... Watch »

Mar 17, 2015
Many On-Campus Residents Lack Measles Vaccination Records

Many On-Campus Residents Lack Measles Vaccination Records

More than a third of Illinois’ colleges and universities allow a large number of students who have no proof of being... Read »

Mar 17, 2015
Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says

Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says

A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely... Read »

Mar 14, 2015
Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats Over Listeria Risk

Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Treats Over Listeria Risk

The FDA issued a consumer advisory about some Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream products Friday, after three patients... Watch »

Mar 15, 2015

"We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap Donors, Recipients Meet

Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the... Watch »

Mar 13, 2015
Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Is Leaving NBC

Dr. Nancy Snyderman is leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News to teach at a medical school, she... Read »

Mar 12, 2015
Ebola-Infected American Aid Worker Arrives at NIH

Ebola-Infected American Aid Worker Arrives at NIH

An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrived at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)... Read »

Mar 13, 2015
Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Would Stop, Delay Use: Report

Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Would Stop, Delay Use: Report

Raising the legal age to buy tobacco to higher than 18 would likely prevent premature death for hundreds of... Read »

Mar 12, 2015
Common Vaccine Boosts Cancer Treatment: Study

Common Vaccine Boosts Cancer Treatment: Study

A new study has shown that an ordinary tetanus vaccine can greatly lengthen the lives of people with deadly brain... Read »

Mar 11, 2015
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Could New "Fat-Melting" Injection End Double Chins?

A new "fat-melting" drug designed to get rid of double chins moved one step closer to market this week... Read »

Mar 11, 2015
Maker of Children's Tylenol Pleads Guilty Over Recall

Maker of Children's Tylenol Pleads Guilty Over Recall

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter... Read »

Mar 11, 2015
Blood Test May Spot Autism in Infants: Study

Blood Test May Spot Autism in Infants: Study

A blood-based measure could lead to a clinical test that could spot signs of autism in boys just 1 or 2 years old, a... Watch »

Mar 12, 2015
Burger King Drops Soft Drinks From Kids' Meals

Burger King Drops Soft Drinks From Kids' Meals

Burger King is no longer promoting soft drinks on its kids' meal menus. "We have removed fountain drinks from... Read »

Mar 10, 2015
Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive

Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive

Dunkin’ Donuts is removing a food-coloring ingredient from their powdered sugar goods, the brand announced... Read »

Mar 6, 2015

"Top 10 Tips" for Medical Marijuana Patients

The Illinois Department of Public Health released its top 10 tips for people applying for medical marijuana cards. View »

Mar 6, 2015

"Wake-Up Call": Study Reveals Magnitude of Memory Loss

A new study from the federal CDC shows that about 4 million American households include at least one adult with... Read »

Mar 5, 2015

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