Trendy 'Raw Water' Can Reportedly Give You Hepatitis, Other DiseasesA new health craze that has many people paying high prices for unfiltered water is also reportedly putting those Americans at risk for diseases like hepatitis and norovirus.
2 Investigators: Some Hand Dryers Harbor Dirty SecretHand dryers in public washrooms should be a clean way to dry your hands, but are some harboring potentially dangerous bacteria? CBS 2's Dave Savini tested filthy-looking hand dryers.
Health Officials Investigating After Legionnaires' Disease Death In ChicagoPublic health officials in Chicago were conducting an investigation, after a resident of a Gold Coast rehabilitation center died from Legionnaires’ Disease, a rare bacterial infection.
Is Your Coffee Maker Brewing Java Germs?Ten Chicago area families let CBS 2 swab their one-cup coffee makers. CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist unveils the results.
Most Lake Michigan Beaches Reopen To SwimmersA day after swimming was banned at most beaches on Lake Michigan in Chicago, due to high bacteria levels, the Chicago Park District has lifted swimming restrictions at all but two.
Researchers Sending Bacteria From Sue The T-Rex Into Outer SpaceSue, the Field Museum’s famous Tyrannosaurus Rex, isn't exactly becoming the first dinosaur astronaut, but at least a few microscopic parts of her are going into orbit.
Deerfield Residents Warned To Boil Water After Finding Of Bacterial ContaminationNorth suburban Deerfield has issued a boil order for residents because of a bacterial contamination was found in the water supply.
2 Investigators: Suburban School Cafeterias Fall Short In InspectionsAs CBS's Pam Zekman learned, some of the violations can make your children sick.
Doctors: NTM Infection Cases On The RiseDangerous bacteria could be lurking in your shower head without you even knowing it. Cases of chronic non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection have increased steadily in recent years, and unfortunately there's not much we can do to avoid it.
Some Pet Owners Swear By Raw Diets For Their AnimalsThe food contains meat, organs, bone, and in some cases vegetables and fruit, all ground together and sold frozen. Just thaw it out and serve it up.
All Evanston Beaches Closed Due To High Bacteria LevelsThe City of Evanston has closed all of its lakefront beaches for the day, after water tests showed dangerous levels of E. coli bacteria.
City To End Most Swimming Bans At Beaches, Which Open FridayChicago beaches open for the summer on Friday, and the Park District says this year, you can expect to see fewer days when swimming is forbidden.