If you’re in your 40s or 50s, Northwestern University researchers say it is critical to control your blood pressure.
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.
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.
It’s the world’s most popular sport and now there’s new evidence that playing soccer can damage your brain.
Stressed out? You might want to get it in check. Chicago researchers say stress could be a new risk factor for breast cancer.
DePaul University ranked dead last in a recent “Sexual Health Report Card” measuring the availability of such services as contraception and STD testing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his plans for public health Tuesday.
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.