This week marks a major breakthrough in global health policy. For the first time since the onset of the AIDS epidemic, the United Nations is hosting a high-level meeting for world leaders on a health-related issue.
For the first time in history, governments around the world are starting to coordinate their efforts to curb smoking. The fight to tame the global hunger for nicotine is an uphill battle. Worldwide, smoking increases by two percent each year. While U.S.
Chicago Housing Authority residents may be familiar with Stroger Hospital, formerly known as Cook County Hospital. The public medical facility struggled with a lack of staff and sub-par facilities. But those very issues appealed to one young idealistic doctor named David Ansell.
"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it."Mark Twain said that. Ordinarily, Chicagoans would have laughed along with this famous bit of wisdom. But in July of 1995, few people were in the mood for humor.
More kids may be suffering from food allergies than was previously thought, according to new findings from a Chicago researcher. Research has already shown that food allergies seem to be on the rise, and now a study of more than 40,000 children shows that one in 13 have a food allergy.