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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
Another Measles Case Confirmed in Cook County

Another Measles Case Confirmed in Cook County

Health officials on Tuesday confirmed another measles case in Cook County, bringing the county's total 10. Watch »

Feb 10, 2015
Joliet Park District: Let's

Joliet Park District: Let's "Lose a Ton"

The "Lose a Ton" project involves 660 participants who hope to shed 2,000 pounds collectively by March 6. Read »

Feb 10, 2015
3 More Measles Cases Confirmed in Cook County

3 More Measles Cases Confirmed in Cook County

Diagnosis brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois to nine. Watch »

Feb 10, 2015
Deaf Teen Hears For The First Time

Deaf Teen Hears For The First Time

New implant allows profoundly deaf teen to hear for the first time. Monica Robins from NBC station WKYC in... Watch »

Feb 9, 2015
Health Care Records Vulnerable to Criminals

Health Care Records Vulnerable to Criminals

Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can lead to identity theft if they... Read »

Feb 9, 2015
Vaccination Rates Low For Area School Kids

Vaccination Rates Low For Area School Kids

Tens of thousands of school children across the Chicago area may not be vaccinated for a variety of serious... Watch »

Feb 6, 2015
Search Immunization Rates In Chicago-Area Schools

Search Immunization Rates In Chicago-Area Schools

Search Immunization Rates In Chicago-Area Schools Watch »

Feb 6, 2015

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