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FDA Chief Defends Approval of Controversial Painkiller

FDA Chief Defends Approval of Controversial Painkiller

The head of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, on Thursday defended her agency's decision to... Read »

Mar 13, 2014
Number of Young Adults on ADHD Drugs Soars

Number of Young Adults on ADHD Drugs Soars

The number of young adults taking drugs for ADHD has increased rapidly in five years, according to a new report. Read »

Mar 12, 2014
Illinois Behind in Obamacare Signup Goals

Illinois Behind in Obamacare Signup Goals

Nearly 900 Illinois residents per day signed up for coverage on the health insurance marketplace last month, but the... Watch »

Mar 11, 2014
E-Cigs

E-Cigs "Gateway" to Real Smoking: Study

Teenagers using e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking real cigarettes and are less likely to quit than kids... Watch »

Mar 7, 2014
Contaminated Skittles Sold in Indiana

Contaminated Skittles Sold in Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Health said in a news release that preliminary tests showed that packages of... Read »

Mar 6, 2014
Painting Helps 3-Year-Old Cope With Cancer

Painting Helps 3-Year-Old Cope With Cancer

A 3-year-old Chicago girl has picked up a new hobby that's not only helped her deal with a rare form of cancer --... Watch »

Mar 6, 2014
2 Studies Point to Possible Future AIDS

2 Studies Point to Possible Future AIDS "Cure"

A second American baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by... Read »

Mar 5, 2014
Most Prescription Drug Abusers Get Them From Friends: Study

Most Prescription Drug Abusers Get Them From Friends: Study

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug... Read »

Mar 3, 2014
Food For Thought: Skin-Healthy Foods

Food For Thought: Skin-Healthy Foods

From the inside out, Dr. Sandy Goldberg explains which foods to ingest and what your can put on your face to give... Watch »

Mar 3, 2014
Super Painkiller to Hit Market

Super Painkiller to Hit Market

Zohydro is a new opiate painkiller that is causing concern among some health professionals. Watch »

Mar 3, 2014
WATCH: Obama, Biden Work Out Together

WATCH: Obama, Biden Work Out Together

Who needs sneakers or a gym to get a little exercise? President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden showed in a... Read »

Feb 28, 2014
Older Dads' Kids at Higher Risk For Psych Woes

Older Dads' Kids at Higher Risk For Psych Woes

Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems, including... Watch »

Feb 27, 2014
Women With Cancer Gene Should Have Ovaries Out: Study

Women With Cancer Gene Should Have Ovaries Out: Study

For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective... Watch »

Feb 24, 2014
Polio-Like Illness Among Children a Mystery in California

Polio-Like Illness Among Children a Mystery in California

A 4-year-old Berkeley girl is among an alarming number of California children who have experienced mysterious,... Watch »

Feb 25, 2014
Rash Outbreaks Halt Fitbit Wristband Sales

Rash Outbreaks Halt Fitbit Wristband Sales

Wearable technology maker Fitbit Inc. has stopped sales of its $130 Force wristband and is recalling it after the... Read »

Feb 22, 2014
FDA to Overhaul Over-the-Counter Drug Rules

FDA to Overhaul Over-the-Counter Drug Rules

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to revamp its system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs... Read »

Feb 21, 2014
Illinois Senate Eyes Tax on Sugary Drinks

Illinois Senate Eyes Tax on Sugary Drinks

The legislation, sponsored by Chicago Democratic Sen. Mattie Hunter, would impose a penny-per-ounce surcharge on... Read »

Feb 19, 2014
Illinois AG Unveils Petcoke Legislation

Illinois AG Unveils Petcoke Legislation

The grainy black substance is a byproduct of oil refining. Residents on Chicago's Southeast Side have recently... Read »

Feb 19, 2014
U.S. Doctors Compete to Go to Olympics

U.S. Doctors Compete to Go to Olympics

The Olympics are all about the athletes, but there is an immense support staff as well, including hundreds of... Read »

Feb 19, 2014
Nutriom Recalls Dried Egg Products

Nutriom Recalls Dried Egg Products

A Washington state company is recalling more than 100 tons of dried egg products over concerns about salmonella... Read »

Feb 16, 2014
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