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Kennedy Expressway Traffic

Study: Chicago Area Traffic Improved Last Year

If you drive in the Chicago area, you’re going to find a recent study hard to believe.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

An aerial view of Chicago's convention complex where the NATO summit will be held. (CBS)

NATO Host Committee Puts Dollar Figure On Summit’s Economic Impact

A consultant’s study on the economic impact of the summit indicates total spending of $128 million, local tax revenues of $3 million and more than 2,000 temporary jobs. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/30/2012

A new 14-story hospital at Rush University Medical Center was dedicated on Dec. 8, 2011. It opened in January 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rush Study: Keeping Physically Active Can Stave Off Alzheimer’s

New research from Chicago suggests that keeping physically active can also keep you mentally fit.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

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Study Finds Autism Could Be Linked To Obesity During Pregnancy

A new study out today raises some serious concerns about unborn babies and the potential for autism.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

911 Center

Report: 911 Dispatchers Often Experience Post-Traumatic Stress

DEKALB, Ill. (CBS) — Emergency dispatchers suffer many of the same kinds of symptoms that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, researchers at Northern […]

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

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Vallas: Study Vindicates Rigorous International Baccalaureate Program

Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says new research from the University of Chicago vindicates a program he instituted that had many doubters.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Gets By With A C In Corruption Study

Chicago was recently deemed the most corrupt city in the nation, and deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich last week became the second consecutive governor in prison for corruption convictions.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Diet soda can cause health complications, a new study says. (CBS)

Diet Soda May Cause Health Problems, Study Says

People often drink diet sodas to be healthier, but new research suggests some potential health dangers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports a look at the risk and has some advice on what to do if you’re a fan of those drinks.

03/11/2012

A school hallway (CBS)

Study: School Turnarounds Don’t Work

A new study is throwing cold water on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s school “turnaround” effort.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Guitar Generic

Study: Music Lessons For Kids Pay Off Later In Life

Northwestern University researchers say a new study suggests that parents should give their children music lessons.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Got The Sniffles? Maybe You Shouldn’t Drive, Study Says

A new study says driving with a bad cold might be like getting behind the wheel under the influence. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

01/05/2012

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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

Empty Classroom

Report: Illinois High School Dropouts Earn Far Less, Go To Jail More

A new report says high school dropouts in Illinois have a low earning power over their lifetimes, and are more likely to spend time behind bars.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Adam Nicolai was addicted to video gaming. (CBS)

Research Shows Link To Violent Video Games, Brain Changes

Research presented at the Chicago meeting of the Radiological Society of North America has found a first-ever physiologic link between playing violent video games and changes in behavior.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Morton High School soccer player Joel Leon heads the ball while practicing with teammate Joel Salmeron. (Credit: CBS)

Study: Heading In Soccer Might Cause Brain Injuries

It’s the world’s most popular sport and now there’s new evidence that playing soccer can damage your brain.

CBS 2–11/29/2011

Photo Of Mammography Room (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Study Links Stress To Breast Cancer

Stressed out? You might want to get it in check. Chicago researchers say stress could be a new risk factor for breast cancer.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

DePaul University

DePaul Ranks Dead Last In Sexual Health Resource Survey

DePaul University ranked dead last in a recent “Sexual Health Report Card” measuring the availability of such services as contraception and STD testing.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Heroin

Study: Heroin Users Don’t Know Drug’s Risks

Heroin used to be a blight confined to urban areas, but no longer. Heroin’s deadly reach extends to the suburbs and beyond. And a new study shows that heroin users don’t know the risks associated with the drug.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Breast Cancer Screening

Study: Huge Gap In Breast Cancer Death Rate In South Suburbs

African American women in the south suburbs are 300 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the same area. It’s a number that has left long time doctors and researchers stunned.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

(L to R) Sammi 'Sweetheart' Gianicola, Deena Nicole Cortese, Ronnie Ortiz Magro, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Paul 'Pauly D' DelVecchio, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Jenny 'JWoww' Farley and Vinny Guadagnino attend 'Jersey Shore' photocall at Hotel Brunelleschi on May 19, 2011 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

Survey: Shows Like ‘Jersey Shore’ Give Girls Distorted View Of Reality

The name “reality TV” implies it’s all real and true, though most of us know that’s hardly the case. But a new survey shows most girls think shows like “Jersey Shore” and “The Hills” are mainly real. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

10/13/2011

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