Chronic stress is hazardous to health and can lead to early death from heart disease, cancer and of other health problems. But it turns out it doesn't matter whether the stress comes from major events in life or minor problems. Both can be deadly.
Two women with West Nile virus have died, becoming the state's first deaths from the illness this year, health officials announced Thursday.
After five years of discussion, the Champaign Urbana Public Health District launched a new tool this week that allows the public to see health inspection reports online.
Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus --- enterovirus d68.
The rapid growth of e-cigarette stores in the St. Louis area and throughout the country might be about to hit a bump. The federal government is considering regulations for the industry. It could have sales of $10 billion by 2017, according to Wells Fargo Securities.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is already the deadliest on record, having killed more than 2,400 people, and it could get much worse, according to health officials. That alarm has President Obama meeting today with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Presence Health has initiated temporary visitors’ restrictions at its hospitals in Urbana and Danville, joining Carle in taking measures to to protect young patients from two viral outbreaks.
More than 130 Illinois middle school students and some adults in Macoupin County were sent to hospitals Monday after getting sick after a carbon monoxide leak.
A central Illinois TV news anchorman fighting brain cancer has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can.
Illinois says starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, the school said Thursday.