Public Health in the News


  • The annual letter from Bill and Melinda Gates’ foundation predicted that there will be almost no poor countries left by 2035. Bill Gates supported the idea of global aid, and its ability to improve global health, in an interview with TIME.
  • The World Economic Forum in Davos recently concluded. Some of the health-related stories to come out of the meeting include: obesity is becoming an increasing problem in India, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini talked about helping his employees use yoga to de-stress to reduce healthcare costs, and Arianna Huffington moderated a forum called Health is Wealth.
  • A study from scientists at the University College Hospital in London showed that ICU patients might leave with troubling psychological problems.

United States

  • “Vaccination is not an individual choice to be made by a parent for his or her own offspring. It’s a public health issue, because the diseases contracted by unvaccinated children are a threat to the community.”
  • A Florida-based hospital system is now getting into trouble for trying to make more money by increasing hospital admissions.
  • The company behind the West Virginia chemical spill has admitted that a second potentially dangerous chemical was leaked into the Charleston water system.




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