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Birth Control Referendum On Illinois Ballot Stirs Controversy

When you go to the polls between now and Tuesday, you’ll see on the ballot a question asking if any insurance plan that has prescription drug coverage should be required to cover prescription birth control.

10/31/2014

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Dry Weather Has More People Buying Humidifiers

There hasn’t been much need for snow shovels in the Chicago area this year, or salt for the driveway, but there has been a run on humidifiers, due to the unusually dry conditions this winter.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

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NU Researcher Develops Blood Test For Depression

A Chicago neuroscientist says she has developed the first blood test to diagnose depression in teenagers.

WBBM Newsradio–04/17/2012

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Study: Blood Pressure In Middle Age Can Determine Future Health Risks

If you’re in your 40s or 50s, Northwestern University researchers say it is critical to control your blood pressure.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2011

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Northwestern Researching Possible Solution For Peanut Allergies

Nut or peanut allergies can be life threatening. Now, research from Northwestern University is offering hope for the nearly 2 million people nationwide who suffer from this type of allergy.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

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Study: South, Southwest Sides Are The Unhealthiest

A citywide study by Northwestern University has determined that the South and Southwest sides are the unhealthiest.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

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NU Researchers Seek Better Ways To Treat Asthma

An estimated 300 million people around the world suffer from asthma, and researchers in Chicago are working on ways to improve care.

08/09/2011

Alzheimer's Disease

Study Links 4 New Genes To Alzheimer’s Disease

Medical researchers have identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a discovery they hope will offer a portal into what causes the illness.

04/04/2011