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Scientists Discover 400,000-Year-Old Tartar on Cavemen Teeth

Scientists Discover 400,000-Year-Old Tartar on Cavemen Teeth

Like modern Americans at summer barbecues, people living in the early Paleolithic era were big fans of grilling... Read »

Jun 21, 2015
U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea

U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea

A deadly outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus in South Korea is prompting health officials and experts... Read »

Jul 17, 2015
Chicago Expands Meningitis Vaccine Reccomendation

Chicago Expands Meningitis Vaccine Reccomendation

Chicago public health officials have expanded a meningitis vaccine recommendation to include all men who have sex... Watch »

Jun 20, 2015

"People Just Started Fainting" at Hawks Parade

There were tense moments at the end of the parade route when a number of Blackhawks fans succumbed to the heat and... Watch »

Jun 18, 2015
25 From Illinois Charged With Health Care Fraud

25 From Illinois Charged With Health Care Fraud

The defendants include a Chicago dermatologist accused of fraudulent billing and seven employees of area home health... Read »

Jun 18, 2015
Fatality Among Expanding Meningococcal Outbreak

Fatality Among Expanding Meningococcal Outbreak

Officials said there have been six confirmed cases of meningitis among men who sleep with men. Read »

Jun 18, 2015
Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

A Minnesota teen who had her wisdom teeth extracted has died after complications from the procedure, KARE, NBC's... Watch »

Jun 18, 2015
Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory: Study

Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory: Study

Men who have more dietary trans fat in their meals may have worse memory, according to a newly released study by the... Read »

Jun 18, 2015
Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google Now Showing Nutrition Facts for Fast Food Chains

Google has simplified searching for fast food nutrition information, NBC News reported. Read »

Jun 16, 2015
FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

FDA Cracks Down on Trans Fats

The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food Read »

Jun 16, 2015
Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's... Read »

Jun 14, 2015
Jeni's Ice Cream Finds Listeria Again

Jeni's Ice Cream Finds Listeria Again

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream says it has once again found Listeria in its production facility. Watch »

Jun 12, 2015
Backlog In Rape Kit Testing Persists

Backlog In Rape Kit Testing Persists

State says outside agency will soon begin to test kits. Watch »

Jun 11, 2015
Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Batches of mosquitoes collected in two suburbs in southern Cook County have tested positive for West Nile virus. Read »

Jun 11, 2015
Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease... Read »

Jun 11, 2015
Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Rates among underage drinking are dropping steadily, a new study reveals. The report by the Substance Abuse and... Read »

Jun 12, 2015
Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

An Arizona law forces doctors to notify patients of pill that can reverse the effects of the abortion pill RU46. Watch »

Jun 9, 2015
Ill. Health Officials Tracing Path of Woman With Rare TB

Ill. Health Officials Tracing Path of Woman With Rare TB

Health officials are trying to track down people who may have been in contact with a woman with a rare and deadly... Watch »

Jun 9, 2015
Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

A woman with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Dozens of U.S. hospitals are hiking up healthcare costs more than 1,000 percent – over 10 times the costs allowed by... Read »

Jun 8, 2015

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