| Jan 30, 2013
The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:49 PM
As if parents aren’t worried enough about what their teenagers are doing on Saturday nights, a new study reveals that binge drinking is common among high school seniors, with some knocking back 15 or more alcoholic drinks in a row.
| Oct 12, 2012
On a recent sunny fall afternoon, students from Lake View High School streamed out of a nearby convenience store munching after-school snacks.
Some bought cookies and snack cakes. Others got soft drinks and candy. But the majority walked out of Touchdown...
| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight.
Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...
| Dec 25, 2012
The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence.
Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
| May 8, 2013
Whitney Gaspar has long known that she didn't have much endurance.
When she was in secondary school, Gaspar said she ran a "slow mile" in gym class of 14 to 15 minutes and "avoided stuff (that required) a lot of endurance."
Then in December 1999,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Too much good news in medicine may be bad news for science, according to a new study that suggests animal research is riddled with bias that allows too many treatments to advance to human trials.
Researchers examined data from thousands of experiments...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In my book, donating money to support creative writing programs is generally a good thing. But I'm -- hmm, let's call it conflicted -- over a $50-million donation to the University of Michigan's MFA program in creative writing from Helen Zell, wife of Sam...
| Jul 7, 2013
When the time comes to make a movie about Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the agency's vast global and domestic surveillance (and you know that will happen some day soon), think of Barrett Foa.
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Nearly 60 years after she first stood in front of a classroom of students, my mother will retire from teaching on Tuesday. She began in 1954 with a freshman English section at Miami University in Ohio where she was a......
| May 13, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Evidently not. The Chronicle of HIgher Education has posted a list of the top 100 salaries of public-university presidents (by total compensation package: Graham B. Spanier Pennsylvania State University at University Park $2,906,721 (1st) Jay Gogue Auburn...