December 16, 2013 (WASHINGTON) - The U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.
December 12, 2013 (WASHINGTON) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
December 7, 2013 (WASHINGTON) - Federal health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
December 6, 2013 (MILWAUKEE) - 'Cannibal sandwiches,'' an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season.
December 2, 2013 (CHICAGO) - A group of German researchers have found energy drinks have an impact on the heart, but not in the way you might expect. German radiologist Dr. Jonas Doerner says energy drinks can intensify heart contractions.
December 2, 2013 - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago opened the Midwest's first Gender and Sex Development Program for children and adolescents with gender non-conforming behavior, as well as those born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and other sex development conditions that can result in ambiguous genitalia.