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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

A Chicago charter school. (CBS)

Charter Schools Get Boost From New Study

When it comes to the best Chicago public schools you don’t have to test to get into, charter schools lead the pack, a new study says.

09/29/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Unveils Agenda For Public Health

Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his plans for public health Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

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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

Asthma Meter

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

Unemployment Line

Study: Unemployment Won’t Get Much Better Anytime Soon

An economic forecast, released Monday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, projects a very slow recovery for Chicago and other metropolitan areas.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2011

File Photo of Auto Accident (David McNew/ Getty Images)

AAA: Summer Can Be A Deadly Time For Teenage Drivers

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.

06/07/2011

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital

Report: Poor Supervision Led To Assaults At Psych. Hospital

A new report says inadequate staffing and lax supervision led to alleged sexual attacks at a psychiatric facility on the north lakefront.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011

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Study Analyzes Causes Of Priest Sex Abuse

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011

Julius Peppers and Aaron Rodgers

Thompson: Helmet Study Should Evoke Change

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.

670 The Score–05/11/2011

Chicago Bears Helmet

According To Study, NFL Players Used Low-Rated Helmets

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.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

U.S. Cellular Field

Study: Cloud Cover Better For Hitters, Sun For Pitchers

A new study says sunny summer’s days are perfect for pitchers, but a little cloud cover works better if you’re a hitter.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Kennedy Expressway Traffic

Cost Of Owning A Car Way Up

It’s getting more expensive to own a car.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

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