As of May 10, there have been 839 cases of measles this year, including seven cases in Illinois.
New Action Now That Measles On The Rise Across The CountryAs of May 10, there have been 839 cases of measles this year, including seven cases in Illinois.
New Medical Study Names Cook County Most Vulnerable To Measles OutbreakThe ranking is partly because of O'Hare International Airport, which serves many destinations, including places where parents don't vaccinate their children.
Seniors Who Fall Victim To Scams Might Be At Greater Risk For Alzheimer'sNew research suggests seniors who have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia.
Eating 3 Or More Eggs Per Day Increases Risk Of Early DeathIt's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day -- or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol -- have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds.
Illinois Suing Trump Administration Over New Limits On Family Planning, AbortionsIllinois and 20 other states are filing lawsuits seeking to block the Trump administration’s new rule to make it more difficult for women to get abortions.
Personal Information Of 45,000 Rush Hospital System Patients ExposedRush System for Health revealed it learned on Jan. 22 that an employee of a third-party claims processing vendor had provided someone with unauthorized access to a file containing information on about 45,000 patients.
Tiny New Sensors Could Revolutionize Neonatal Intensive Care UnitsTiny wireless skin sensors are being tested to monitor stroke recovery and breathing disorders, but they could also help babies who are born prematurely, according to a new study in the journal Science.
Girl's Food Allergy, Asthma Lead To Battle Over Summer Camp WaiverYour child might want to go to a park district camp, but what if they have a potentially deadly allergy? Are you forced to lie on a form saying your child knows how to use an inhaler or EpiPen? CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker learned that’s a claim one parent is making.
Promising Stem Cell Therapy For Multiple SclerosisAn experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis is showing promise in stopping symptoms of the disease, according to a new study that found that a single stem cell transplant could stop or delay symptoms better than some medications.
Western Springs Joins Communities Calling For Sterigenics Plant To CloseVillage president Alice Gallagher is asking Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for an immediate, temporary shutdown of the facility.
Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Traced To California FarmThe strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
Romaine Lettuce Linked To 9 More IllnessesThe CDC continues to warn against eating any romaine lettuce harvested from Northern and Central California amid a multi-state outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce. The agency also reported Thursday that nine additional people have been reported ill since November 26.
Jennie-O Ground Turkey RecallWith Thanksgiving less than a week away, thousands of pounds of raw turkey are being recalled, due to a salmonella outbreak.
Move More, Sit Less, Start YoungerNew health guidelines from the American Medical Association want people to become more active at an earlier age.
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Toddler Expected To Recover After Diagnosis With Rare Polio-Like DiseaseA frightening and puzzling medical condition is showing up in Chicago. It has doctors and parents concerned. It's called acute flaccid myelitis, and it affects mostly children. At first, it seems like a cold or the flu, but it's more devastating, and can lead to paralysis. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Toddler Diagnosed With AFM Recovering At Lurie Children's HospitalA rare polio-like illness that has popped up in several states has now been found in Chicago. It’s called AFM, and a suburban girl has been battling it for about a month. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
More Teens Suffering From ‘Text Neck’ PainThanks to cell phones, doctors say more and more children are developing a condition called “text neck.”
Processed Meats Linked To Breast Cancer, Study SaysEating processed meats like bacon, sausages and ham could increase the risk of breast cancer, a study has said.
Eating A Mediterranean Diet Could Prevent DepressionA Mediterranean diet -- rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts and fish -- could help lower a person's risk of depression, a new study says.
Some Hammond Schools Have Elevated Lead Levels In Drinking WaterTesting at public schools in Hammond, Indiana, revealed potentially dangerous levels of lead in the water at some school buildings.
Thanks To 'Ashley's Law,' Sick Illinois Students Now Can Take Medical Marijuana At SchoolTwelve-year-old Ashley Surin had a busy summer. “I made a law,” she said. “Ashley’s Law,” signed by the governor earlier this month, allows her and hundreds of other children who suffer debilitating illnesses to take medical marijuana at school to relieve their pain. CBS 2's Erin Kennedy reports.
EpiPen Shortage Causes Many To Turn To Auvi-Q As Alternative For many, an EpiPen could be the only thing standing between an allergic reaction and death; but EpiPens may be hard to find in Chicago as they are out of stock at major pharmacies, with no shipments on the way. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports there are several alternatives.
New Breast Cancer Treatments Helping Women Live Longer, Better LivesRecent studies show more women in the U.S. are living with metastatic breast cancer, or breast cancer that has spread, and many are living longer thanks in part to new treatments being tested to try to beat the disease. CBS 2's Meg Oliver reports.
10-Year-Old Girl Won't Let Cancer Keep Her Off The Dance FloorWith each leap and landing, each twist and turn, 10-year old Ava Blaser tells an amazing story: her own.
Federal Health Officials Agree Radioactive Waste In St. Louis Area May Be Linked To CancerThe federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer. A recent health report found some residents who grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive waste decades ago may have increased risk for bone and lung cancers, among other types of the disease.
Hand Sanitizers Losing Kill Power Against Germs In Hospitals, Study FindsIn hospitals, one bacterial species is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in hand sanitizers, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Alan Alda Reveals He Has Parkinson's Disease: 'I'm Not Angry'Alan Alda has Parkinson's disease. In an appearance on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday, the award-winning actor, best known for his relatable portrayal of Army Capt. "Hawkeye" Pierce in the TV series "M*A*S*H," revealed he was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago.