Katherine Tapp, 26, of New York City, left, fills out forms as Natrussa Williams, an HIV tester and counselor, waits for the results of Tapp's oral HIV test in southeast Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
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June 27, 2014

Battling HIV As Rates Increase Among Young Gay Men

Friday is National HIV Testing Day. The number of deaths from AIDS has declined dramatically in the U.S. since the epidemic of the 1980's and 1990's, but HIV is on the rise again, in young gay men.


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June 27, 2014

Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working-Age Adults

Think about people dying from drinking too much, and you probably think of the classic disease of alcoholics, cirrhosis of the liver. Or perhaps an alcohol-fueled car crash. But there are many more ways to kill yourself with alcohol, unfortunately, and they account for 1 in 10 deaths in working-age adults, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


June 27, 2014

Ruling On Pension Suit Could Take Five Months Or More

It could be December before a judge decides on the legality of Illinois' pension overhaul law for at least another five months.  Attorneys met Thursday in Sangamon County Court and agreed on a timeline for the case.


June 26, 2014

Unemployment Down From Last Year In All IL Metro Areas

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment was down from a year ago in all of Illinois' 12 metro areas in May. It was the second straight month of across-the-board, year-over-year declines. 


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