- Joint pain complaints from volunteers has brought the clinical Ebola vaccine trial in Geneva to a temporary halt.
- Congress adds $300 million to PEPFAR for FY15, in bill global health advocates say recognizes critical needs.
- A new wearable device called Khushi Baby, created by Yale University students, could revolutionize vaccination record keeping. The device carries vaccination history inside a computerized chip about the size of a dime.
- Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent.
- The most serious whooping cough epidemic in 70 years—despite an intense pubic health campaign—has California officials questioning the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
- 42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical debts, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, citing confusion about hospital and insurance company notices of treatment costs.
- In an effort to understand the mysterious causes of ALS, scientists are investigating whether breathing a neurotoxin produced by the algae may raise the risk of the disease.
- Dr. Bechara Choucair, Chicago commissioner of public health will step down at the end of this year to take a job as a vice president at Trinity Health.
- Every year unused flu vaccine costs Illinois tax payers lots of money in both direct and indirect health care costs.
- More than 100 students and faculty from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine participated in a “die-in” demonstration on Wednesday to protest racial bias.
- Ravi Kalhan, MD, director of the asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) program at Northwestern, was featured by Medpage Today discussing how to treatment patients with COPD.