Health News | NBC Chicago

Health News

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 08:59 PM CST

Cuba Health Mystery: Diplomats Had Inner-Ear Damage Early On

Cuba Health Mystery: Diplomats Had Inner-Ear Damage Early On

American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams,...

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 09:36 AM CST

Jimmy Dean Sausage Links Recalled for Metal Pieces

Jimmy Dean Sausage Links Recalled for Metal Pieces

Attention Jimmy Dean sausage lovers: check your freezer because your links might be under recall due to possible metal contamination. Kentucky-based CTI Foods LLC has recalled more than 29,000 pounds of frozen,...

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 11:06 AM CST

Potential Mumps Case Reported at Suburban School: Officials

Potential Mumps Case Reported at Suburban School: Officials

Officials are warning parents of students at Lockport Township High School that a person at the school may have contracted a case of mumps.

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 08:57 AM CST

How a Teen Girl Got Sexual Consent to Be Taught in Md. Schools

How a Teen Girl Got Sexual Consent to Be Taught in Md. Schools

News about sexual assault in fall 2016 left then-12-year-old Maeve Sanford-Kelly disheartened. She was appalled by the crimes of Bill Cosby and Brock Turner, and how their victims were treated. But, even at...

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 08:10 PM CST

Seattle Woman Contracts Brain Infection From Neti Pot

Seattle Woman Contracts Brain Infection From Neti Pot

Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses. The 69-year-old Seattle resident died in February after undergoing brain surgery at Swedish Medical...

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 06:57 PM CST

Health Officials Issue Warning Amid School's Mumps Outbreak

Health Officials Issue Warning Amid School's Mumps Outbreak

Will County health officials are recommending that all medical providers and hospitals throughout the county test anyone with symptoms for mumps and re-vaccinate those who may be exposed in the midst of an...

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 03:06 PM CST

Lewis University Postpones Graduation Amid Mumps Outbreak

Lewis University Postpones Graduation Amid Mumps Outbreak

A mumps outbreak has forced an Illinois university to postpone its December commencement events until May, the school announced this week.

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 11:18 AM CST

Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Woman Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba, Tap Water in Neti Pot Blamed

Doctors believe a woman who died from rare brain-eating amoebas used tap water to rinse her sinuses. The 69-year-old Seattle resident died in February after undergoing brain surgery at Swedish Medical...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 08:48 PM CST

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 06:52 AM CST

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Top Tot Toys? Blocks, Boxes Over High-Tech Toys, Doctors Say

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles...

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

Tell Us What You Think!

What's New
Get Our App
Get Our App
Stay in the know where ever you go with the NBCChicago news app. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out