- In honor of World Tuberculosis Day, the Director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health outlines a plan to “strengthen basic TB programs to find, cure, and prevent TB before it develops resistance.”
- New research indicates that the Ebola virus is probably mutating slower than we previously thought.
- “The CDC is on the way to losing credibility.” A recently released report indicates that there have been many serious safety concerns at the agency.
- The Governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency as one county finds itself in the middle of the worst HIV outbreak in the state’s history; meanwhile, it and other states are considering implementing more needle exchange programs for drug users in order to reduce the number of infections.
- Children covered by Medicaid are prescribed too many antipsychotic drugs, new studies show.
- Glyphosphate – the most widely-used herbicide – has been declared “probably carcinogenic.”
- After a CDC-funded program helped several Chicago hospitals cut the rate of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in half, the organization plans to take similar programs to the national level.
- New regulations regarding snacks sold in schools are in place, but one of the top-selling vending machine snacks in Chicago Public Schools is Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
- Want to learn more about health care careers? Feinberg School will soon launch its first massive open online course, called “Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Health Care.”
- It’s sometimes hard to know whether a case of prostate cancer will turn out to be aggressive or not, but an NU study has identified a new biomarker that may help with prognosis.