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Report Finds Motorcycle Deaths Still Rising

Researchers note that improving economy, better weather mean more riders on the road. An estimated 5,000 motorcyclists were killed on U.S. roads in 2012, an increase of about 9 percen continue reading »

Health Tip: Safely Store Food in the Fridge

Use a plastic container - Storing foods properly inside your refrigerator can help prevent juices from seeping out and contaminating other foods. The FoodSafety.gov website offers this food-storage advice: continue reading »

Study Finds Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Drug Is Working

Those on tamoxifen who showed reduction in breast density had 50 percent lower risk of death within 15 years. Mammograms can be used to see how well breast cancer patients continue reading »

Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey

More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications. The United States appears to be in the throes of a prescription drug abuse crisis among teens, continue reading »

Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

Work-related calls a priority for nearly one-third polled. Nearly two-thirds of adults use a cell phone when they're driving with children in the car, continue reading »

Women’s College Grades May Suffer Due to Too Much Texting, Facebook

Media use for freshmen adds up to 12 hours daily, poll finds. Media use is a serious distraction for college freshmen, with a new study finding young women devo continue reading »

Study: People are Happier Knowing They Have More Sex Than Friends

Those who got less action than their peers tended to be less happy, researchers say. A hefty chunk of your happiness may depend on whether you believe you're having as continue reading »

Driving Drunk is Not Only Way Alcohol Kills Teens

Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports. Less than one-third of the 4,700 annual underage drinking-related deaths in the United States result from road crashes, according to a new study. continue reading »

Infant Mortality in the U.S. Once Again Declining

After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011. After five years of leveling off, the U.S. infant mortality rate is finally on the decline again, a new government report shows. continue reading »

Babies Born Even a Bit Early May Have Developmental Issues

Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed. Many women choose to have labor induced or to have an elective Cesarean delivery continue reading »

Smoking Bans in Public Housing Could Save Money, Lives

Tobacco-free policies might save $521 million a year, cut secondhand smoke exposure. Smoking bans in subsidized housing, including public housing and rental assistance programs continue reading »

Drugs May Help Cut Risk for Breast Cancer in Some

Draft guidelines for doctors reflect findings, but it's hard to know who will benefit most, experts say. The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) could reduce the risk of breast cancer continue reading »

The Taste of Beer May Trigger the Urge to Drink

Study found flavor alone activated brain's reward center; effect stronger with family history of alcoholism. Just as the smell of freshly brewed coffee may compel you to pour a steaming cup of java, continue reading »

Unemployment Can Take Its Toll on Your Health

Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble. As anyone who's lost a job can attest, stress and worry often quickly follow. continue reading »

A FineLine: Mental Health/Mental Illness

St. James Cathedral and the Cathedral Counseling Center are honored to present the Chicago premiere of Michael Nye’s powerful documentary, afineline: Mental Health/Mental Illness. continue reading »

Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office

Suggestions to keep you on track with healthy eating - The office can be full of temptations that can derail your healthy eating plan, but if you're prepared you don't have to give in to those temptations. continue reading »

Can Exercise Reduce the RIsk of Breast Cancer?

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says. Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, continue reading »

Spanish Translation of Autism Awareness Book Offers Hope to Hispanic Parents of Autistic Children

Lena McCalla Njee, a special education teacher of children with autism, today launches the Spanish edition of her book, "El Autismo Inspira! La esperanza como salvacion para los padres," to ki continue reading »

Beach Safety for the Family

Protect your family from potential dangers - When your family is headed to the beach for some fun in the sun, it's a good idea to go over a few basic safety rules to keep everyone safe. continue reading »

Kids’ Frequent Eating Tied to Less Weight Gain

But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns. In what may seem a surprising finding, kids in a new study who ate more often over the course of a day continue reading »