Health News | NBC Chicago

Health News

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 11:51 AM CDT

Smoking Strong Pot Daily Raises Psychosis Risk, Study Finds

Smoking Strong Pot Daily Raises Psychosis Risk, Study Finds

Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates. T...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 03:58 AM CDT

Jury: Monsanto Was a Factor in Sonoma County Man's Cancer

Jury: Monsanto Was a Factor in Sonoma County Man's Cancer

A jury in federal court in San Francisco has ruled that Roundup weed killer was a factor in causing a California man's cancer in a weeks-long trial that started last month. Edwin Hardeman of Sonoma County, 70...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 07:08 AM CDT

FDA Approves Drug for Treating Postpartum Depression

FDA Approves Drug for Treating Postpartum Depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth. The agency on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics' Zulresso, an IV drug given over...

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:53 AM CDT

Cat Cannibalism: Report Discloses 'Questionable' Gov't Animal Experiments

Cat Cannibalism: Report Discloses 'Questionable' Gov't Animal Experiments

U.S. government scientists bought hundreds of dead dogs and cats from "Asian meat markets" and conducted experiments that included feeding their remains to healthy lab cats for needless research, according to a...

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 12:26 PM CDT

Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks No Longer Recommended

Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks No Longer Recommended

Taking a low-dose aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack or stroke is no longer recommended for adults age 70 or over, according to new guidelines released Sunday, NBC News reported. The American College...

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM CDT

Group With Consumer-Friendly Vibe Pushes Drugmakers' Message

Group With Consumer-Friendly Vibe Pushes Drugmakers' Message

As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad echoes objections from drugmakers by warning that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs...

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 at 07:49 PM CDT

Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem But More Research Needed

Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem But More Research Needed

A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 07:43 PM CDT

Health Experts Say Late Flu Wave Sparked by New Strain

Health Experts Say Late Flu Wave Sparked by New Strain

Public health experts say that, while it has been a relatively mild flu season, it’s not over yet – and a new strain could be partially to blame.

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 02:45 PM CDT

Are Eggs Good or Bad for You? New Research Rekindles Debate

Are Eggs Good or Bad for You? New Research Rekindles Debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 08:00 AM CDT

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $29M in Baby Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $29M in Baby Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who claimed its baby powder gave her terminal cancer, a California jury ruled Wednesday. A Superior Court jury in Oakland found the world's largest health care...

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