The World Health Organization weighed in Monday on the risk of eating food contaminated by radiation emitted by the still-troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.Peter Cordingley, a Manila-based WHO spokesman, told Reuters that the radioactive-food situation is "a lot more serious than anybody thoug
The struggle against AIDS may be global, but the City of Chicago plays its part in the fight. Over 20,000 Chicagoans suffer from the disease, according to statistics released by the Department of Public Health in November of 2010. City government may not dedicate dollars toward the kind of medical research that could someday lead to a vaccine or cure, but it does funnel money to local groups that provide testing, prevention, education, and treatment.
The first radiation measurements from within a 37-mile radius of the disabled Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant do not reveal any immediate health threat – and perhaps not even any health problems measurable decades from now, if levels stay where they are.This may surprise people who assume that radioa
There's only one thing that seems pretty clear about the constitutionality of the provision of the health law that requires most individuals to either have insurance or pay a penalty starting in the year 2014: The final say is likely to come from the Supreme Court.But that's not likely to happen for
The State of the Union speech Tuesday night stirred up a lot of talk about the growing federal deficit and how it may weigh on America's future.But the nation is already paying a price for a health debt of sorts.