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New Illinois laws support diabetes research, reporting

New Illinois laws support diabetes research, reporting

   CHICAGO (AP) - A pair of new Illinois laws will fund diabetes research and track economic costs of the disease.    Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bills Thursday at a conference orga...

TENNIS ELBOW? STEROID SHOTS NOT BEST LONG-TERM FIX

TENNIS ELBOW? STEROID SHOTS NOT BEST LONG-TERM FIX

CHICAGO (AP) -- Commonly used steroid shots may worsen tennis elbow in the long run and increase chances that the painful condition will reappear, a small study found. By contra...

Barnes Jewish Hospital offering free flu shots

Barnes Jewish Hospital offering free flu shots

   Flu season is just around the corner, and now is the time to protect yourself against the disease...for free.    This weekend, Barnes Jewish Hospital will be offering free flu ...

STUDY: LATER RETIREMENT MAY HELP PREVENT DEMENTIA

STUDY: LATER RETIREMENT MAY HELP PREVENT DEMENTIA

BOSTON (AP) -- New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's ...

Quinn to decide on proposed IL ban on teen tanning

Quinn to decide on proposed IL ban on teen tanning

   CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has until Saturday to act on legislation that would ban indoor tanning in Illinois for anyone younger than age 18.    The General Assembly sent Qu...

W.VA. SPILL LATEST CASE OF COAL TAINTING US WATERS

W.VA. SPILL LATEST CASE OF COAL TAINTING US WATERS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chemical spill that contaminated water for hundreds of thousands in West Virginia was only the latest and most high-profile case of coal sullying the nati...

STIGMA HINDERS EFFORTS TO COMBAT LEPROSY IN INDIA

STIGMA HINDERS EFFORTS TO COMBAT LEPROSY IN INDIA

TAHIRPUR, India (AP) -- At first, Ashok Yadav ignored the patches of pink skin on his arm. But when pale sores erupted on his body and he lost sensation in his fingertips, a doc...

NEED FOR DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS GROWS AS BOOMERS AGE

ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) -- World leaders set a goal for a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the recent G8 summit in London. But for now, caregiving is among the most pre...

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