- West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is spreading to other countries. Some patients, however, have recovered enough to return to their homes. Meanwhile, NPR reports that one drug on the horizon may be able to target the Ebola virus.
- A recent study has found that global health funding has increased over the past several years. Research done by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation showed that development assistance for health reached $31.3 billion in 2013.
- Money that funds malaria clinics in Southeast Asia may not always be used very effectively – although it may still be reducing cases of malaria in other ways, argues grad student Daniel Parker in a recent blog post.
- It turns out that Tamiflu may not fight the flu so well after all, and the clinical trials used to study the drug were problematic and never published.
- There were many problems during the process of rolling out the Affordable Care Act, and as a result the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning.
- E-cigarette vapor creates similar genetic patterns in cells as tobacco smoke.
- African American boys living in poverty have cells that show signs of genetic aging, and are possibly more susceptible to illness.
- A New York Times opinion piece criticizes The American Cancer Society for not pressuring Walgreens pharmacies to cut their tobacco ties, as CVS has recently done.
- For the first time ever, a measles outbreak was caused by someone who was vaccinated against measles.
- Do mammograms lead to “overtreatment” of breast tumors that may not need to be treated? The New York Times’ Well blog explores the issue.
- April is STD Awareness Month, and Chicago area clinics are increasing their efforts to raise awareness and get people screened for HIV and STDs.
- Daniel Young, MPA, IPHAM Center Administrator and Director of Education for the Center for Global Health, is a finalist for NU’s employee of the year!
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been performing organ transplants for 50 years, making it the longest continual provider of transplants! Read a previous NPHR blog post about organ transplantation here.
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