A citywide study by Northwestern University has determined that the South and Southwest sides are the unhealthiest.
An estimated 300 million people around the world suffer from asthma, and researchers in Chicago are working on ways to improve care.
An economic forecast, released Monday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, projects a very slow recovery for Chicago and other metropolitan areas.
The AAA Motor Club is urging parents of teens to increase their focus on traffic safety during the school-free months ahead, noting that deadly traffic crashes peaking for teens during the summer months of June, July and August.
A new report says inadequate staffing and lax supervision led to alleged sexual attacks at a psychiatric facility on the north lakefront.
A new study out today analyzes the causes of the priest sex abuse scandal, which has left a cloud over the Roman Catholic Church for the past decade.
On Tuesday, researchers at Virginia Tech University released the results of a study that determined the safety ratings of helmets worn by NFL players. The results were shocking.
A study by Virginia Tech researchers revealed that last season, close to 40 percent of NFL players used a helmet that got the second-lowest rating for reducing the risk of concussions.
A new study says sunny summer’s days are perfect for pitchers, but a little cloud cover works better if you’re a hitter.
It’s getting more expensive to own a car.
If you’re young and religious, are you more prone to obesity by middle age? A new study by Northwestern University says yes.
Hitting the sack with your dog or cat by your side can bring about unintended consequences, such as the spread of illnesses, researchers say.
A consumer watchdog group said Wednesday that new studies have revealed an ingredient in most colas and many other soft drinks can cause cancer. But at least one major cola company disputed those findings.
Married people may think they communicate well with their partners, but psychologists have found that they don’t always convey messages to their loved ones as well as they think.
An annual study of where in this country people are moving from, and to, finds that Illinois and other Great Lakes states continue to be places more people want to see in their rearview mirrors.
Drinking alcohol has long been considered taboo for pregnant women. But, as CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, new research says it may be OK to drink occasionally.
Many American drivers are asleep at the wheel — literally. That’s according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study which found drowsy drivers played a role in nearly 17 percent of fatal crashes.