Rauner Administration Again Rejects New Marijuana ConditionsThe Department of Public Health announced the decision Friday, spurning recommendations of an expert advisory board largely appointed by the governor's predecessor, Democrat Pat Quinn.
New Treatments to Help Control CancerSiteman Director Dr. Tim Eberlein says that could be available for all patients in a couple of years.
Water System Blamed in Fatal Legionnaire's Disease OutbreakA summer Legionnaire's disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home and sickened dozens more was likely spread by an aging water system at a 129-year-old facility that lacked several safeguards.
4th Legionnaires' Disease Death at Quincy Veterans' HomeAnother 29 people have been sickened due to Legionnaires' at the Quincy veterans' home.
New Drug Shows Promising Results for Alzheimer's DiseaseThe drug, solanezumab, can slow cognitive and functional declines in those with mild cognitive impairment.
$2.65 Million Granted to SIUE for Alzheimer's ResearchThe program will begin a period of developing, testing and retesting various drugs.
Spraying for Nuisance Mosquitoes has Begun in St. Louis CountyMost spraying will be done between Sunday and Thursday evenings between sunset and midnight, when mosquito activity is usually at its peak.
Cases of Fatal Deer Illness in Missouri Breach ContainmentThis marks the first time the fatal illness has appeared outside Missouri's northern containment zone. It is not believed the disease can be transmitted to humans.
House Committee Hears Testimony on Bill that Would Legalize Medical Marijuana"I'm going to say to you right now, I could care less about anybody who wants to get high," Williams testified. "Your problem, not mine. I'm only concerned about people who need to have relief with medication."
Measles Make it to Illinois; How Safe are Children in St. Louis?"If a baby gets the measles, it could be absolutely devastating," says SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller. "That's why it's just really incumbent on everyone to make sure that anyone who can get vaccinated, does get vaccinated."
Disease List for Illinois Medical Marijuana Could GrowDozens of conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois' new pilot program, but the list doesn't include post-traumatic stress disorder, arthritis or migraines conditions some other states allow.
Local Research Shows Schizophrenia is Not Single DiseaseNew research out of Washington University School of Medicine shows schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders.