Public Health in the News – May 4, 2014



  • New research to be published this month in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research reveals that some e-cigarettes produce unhealthy carcinogens after heating up to a certain point.
  • Could mice be the key to the fountain of youth? A new study showed that inserting the blood of young mice into older mice reverses the aging process. This could also have huge impacts on Alzheimer’s or heart disease research.
  • A new study shows that helmets for infants do not actually do much to help with skull flattening.


  • HIV infections are on the rise in southern Illinois, jumping from 14 new cases per year to 23 new cases in 2013.
  • Illinois sees a spike in mumps cases, a growing concern nationally as Ohio has a hard to explain outbreak of mumps.



  • A new partnership between Northwestern and Tel Aviv University in Israel will bring a new Public Health in Israel study abroad program for undergraduates.
  • Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a novel mechanism that could be responsible for aiding the spread of, gonorrhea, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in America.
  • Northwestern Medicine is partnering with the Chicago Department of Public Health to expand an innovative program, Keep Your Heart Healthy, to screen Chicago residents for cardiovascular disease.\

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