We talk about the ups and downs of the CTA's transition to Ventra, hear from Michael Puente about the proposed Illiana expressway, and talk with a breast cancer advocacy group on how we can be smart contributors this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Photo: Flickr/Steven Vance)
Researchers in Chicago are launching a study to find out whether weight loss can help African-American breast cancer survivors.The University of Illinois at Chicago study is funded by a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.Melinda Stolley is leading the research.
African-American women with breast cancer in Chicago are more likely to die of their disease than white women.Now a new study by Chicago researchers finds that the disparity is a widespread problem in major cities.
So we just finished explaining how the gut is our second brain. How to top that? How about this: Your gut is its own planet.The human intestine hosts an entire civilization of microorganisms – about 100 trillion by most estimates. That’s many times more than there are cells in your body.
The longest-running breast cancer screening study ever conducted has shown that regular mammograms prevent deaths from breast cancer, and the number of lives saved increases over time, an international research team said Tuesday.The study of 130,000 women in two communities in Sweden showed 30 perce