- A canadian researcher has shown that the Olympics increase the number of people participating in sports – but only in the short term.
- The Frontline Health Workers Coalition shares the four roles of global health workers in the 21st century.
- You’ve probably heard, but CVS has decided to stop selling tobacco products.
- The same disease can look different in females as it does in males. For the first time, the American Heart Association has released guidelines for preventing strokes in women.
- An increasing number of states are legalizing “aid in dying,” where doctors assist terminally ill patients in ending their lives.
- A New York Times Op-ed applauds the decision of Johnson & Johnson to release its clinical trial data, and talks about the benefits of having this kind of information.
- As mentioned in a comment on our blog post about DOMA and mental health, the government is giving same-sex couples new federal benefits.
- A new biotech incubator, Matter, is coming to Merchandise Mart.
- A Northwestern researcher will be on 60 Minutes tonight! Melina Kibbe, MD, will be talking about the differences between drugs for men and women. Find more information on the hospital’s Facebook page.
- A Northwestern Study found that having high blood pressure at a young age – even as young as 18 – can be a sign of having heart disease later in life.
- On Northwestern’s NU in South Africa blog, Sarah Uttal shares her experiences with South Africa’s healthcare system during an immersion trip there.
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