Brainstorm Health: Value in Health Care, CHIP Safe for Six Years, Pharma and Trump Tax Cuts

To understand why a broad reimagining of the healthcare system is needed, consider this one chart below. The graphic--compiled by researchers at consulting firm BCG using World Health Organization data--shows health-adjusted life expectancy (the expected number of years a person lives illness-free) across the globe on one axis and annual per capita healthcare spending on the other. Ideally, the dots formed by those intersecting data points would congregate in the upper left corner of the chart...

Alcohol and Your Health: What Studies Say About the Effects of Drinking

On this National Margarita Day, you may be wondering how bad it really is to drink two rounds of buy-one-get-one tequila and lime beverages by...

Commentary: Why We’ll Never Have Another Billy Graham

Alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., Billy Graham was undoubtedly the U.S. religious leader with the highest pubic profile of the 20th century. Graham...

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is...

Half of world's oceans now fished industrially, maps reveal

Data gathered from more than 70,000 vessels shows commercial fishing now covers a greater surface area than agriculture More than half the world’s...

City Council veterans caucus endorses Pritzker, urges reforms

Members of the Chicago City Council’s Veterans Caucus endorsed JB. Pritzker Thursday before taking shots at Gov. Bruce Rauner for what they call the...