Illinois

Southern Illinois University Carbondale warns people about possibility of blue-green algae in Campus Lake

Southern Illinois University Carbondale warns people about possibility of blue-green algae in Campus Lake

The Candlewood Lake Authority (CLA) has urged residents to talk to their local health department and report a bloom in case they witness one on the lake. CLA is the authority for the five lake towns around Candlewood Lake.

According to First Selectman Susan Chapman, the park on Candlewood Lake was shut on Thursday but was likely to reopen on weekend. Chapman said that the water has been tested with the help of a latest rapid test to find out the apt time to allow swimmers to dive back into the water.

Governor Approval Awaited For Medical Marijuana Program Extension

Governor Approval Awaited For Medical Marijuana Program Extension

A bill that entails extension of termination period of the medical cannabis pilot program in Illinois has been sanctioned by lawmakers. The bill, which will extend the medical marijuana program by two years, is waiting to be approved by Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. Senate Bill 10 will also expand the scope of illnesses that will now be eligible for gaining access to medical marijuana.

Bats positive for rabies have doubled this year in Illinois

Bats positive for rabies have doubled this year in Illinois

The rabid bats in Illinois always cause concern to state’s health department, but this year as their number has doubled, officials are warning public about possible danger. Illinois Department of Public Health officials has tested 16 bats positive for rabies. The number is double than last year, when bats tested positive were eight.

Six-decade-old mystery finally ends with Tully monster settling into vertebrate family tree

Six-decade-old mystery finally ends with Tully monster settling into vertebrate

When fossils of worm-like creatures were found trapped in stone, they left paleontologists wondering about what they were. Known as Tullimonstrum gregarium, or Tully monsters, these creatures were so bizarre that for around 60 years, no one could find out their reality.

When the creature was found by Paleontologist Eugene Richardson in 1966, he was so unsure about it that he could not decide in which category it should be added. But, now an international team of researchers have offered additional information about Tully monster.

Induction at labor at or before due date in older first-time mothers may not raise risk of cesarean delivery

Induction at labor at or before due date in older first-time mothers may not rai

A new study clears one of the biggest misconceptions that inducing labor in older first-time mothers increases the chances of cesarean deliveries. The research has unveiled that induction of labor at or before the due date in older first-time mothers does not increase the rate of cesarean deliveries.

The study has also cleared that there is no short-term effects of the same on maternal or neonatal outcome. Study’s lead researcher Kate F. Walker from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, said that due to the misconception, there has been a limited use of inducing labor.

Migraines, irritable bowel syndrome should be added to conditions that may treated by medical marijuana

Migraines, irritable bowel syndrome should be added to conditions that may treat

According to state-appointed advisory panel, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) must be added to conditions that could be treated by medical marijuana in Illinois.

Diabetes and anxiety has not been supported by the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, which met in the Thompson Center. Advocates and detractors spoke with panel before advocates before board members voted on whether to support the use of marijuana in order to treat each medical condition.

Tornado Kills One in Northern Illinois

Tornado Kills One in Northern Illinois

Supercell thunderstorms generated a large tornado that arrived Thursday night in northern Illinois. One person is killed and eight people are injured in one tiny community because severe weather hit the Midwest.

James Joseph with the Illinois Department of Emergency Management said that one person was killed in the tiny community of Fairdale. DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said that other eight people were hospitalized.

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