| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Lawmakers are expected to return from their August recess with proposals to close a loophole that allows companies like Pennsylvania's Mylan Pharmaceuticals to avoid paying Uncle Sam by acquiring foreign competitors and reincorporating in...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:06 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co is working with advisors including Goldman Sachs Group as the world's largest household products maker reviews up to 100 underperforming brands for potential divestiture, people familiar with the matter said....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Abbott Laboratories and the Defense Department on Monday said they have agreed to a multiyear collaboration to develop portable blood tests to help evaluate concussions and other head injuries.
Lake County-based Abbott will receive $19.5 million over the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Matter, a not-for-profit health tech hub in downtown Chicago slated to open in early 2015, on Tuesday named a chief executive and said it's taking applications for new tenants.
“What's been missing here in this (health technology) community is a...
| Oct 2, 2010
The world of America's soldiers comes sharply into focus without the need for film clips, old newsreel footage or graphic photographs at the National Constitution Center's new exhibition, "Art of the American Soldier."
Soldiers swapped their guns for...
| Jul 5, 2011
For seven years Monica Behnke has lived in Winchester House, one of the few government-run nursing homes left in Illinois. Its operations are mostly funded by Medicaid, with the taxpayers of Lake County making up the difference.
Behnke, 79, a former...
| May 6, 2010
Blogging moms and nutritionists are criticizing a new formula for toddlers that comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors as an early start to obesity.
"Is it really a good idea to get our kids hooked on all things chocolate at the same time they're...
| Oct 26, 2010
If you've been holding off getting screened for high cholesterol, diabetes or hypertension because of a co-payment, you soon won't have a reason to put it off.
That's because co-payments, which typically cost at least $20, for a host of preventive...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON -- Abbott Laboratories said Friday it will withdraw its diet pill Meridia in the U.S. and Canada, after coming under pressure from health regulators who say the drug increases the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with a history of...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:16 PM
People who don't believe their pain medicine will work can actually reduce or even cancel out the effectiveness of the drug, and images of their brains show how they are doing it, scientists report.
Researchers from Britain and Germany used brain scans...
| Sep 15, 2010
There has never been a magic prescription to help millions of obese Americans lose weight. Whether one is any closer to reality is now under scrutiny.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will decide Wednesday whether the diet drug Meridia...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
If you're a middle-aged guy who watches sports, news or late-night talk shows, you've seen the ads: Your flagging energy levels, mood, sports prowess and libido ... could they be caused by low T?
After you figure out that T stands for "testosterone" --...