- Myanmar’s people face grave health insecurity as the government kicks out international aid organizations such as Doctors Without Borders.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) releases first global report on antibiotic resistance warning it is a very serious worldwide threat to public health.
- 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.
- The 2014 Global Cannabis March comes to Chicago in late May as advocates fight for the legalization of marijuana in Illinois.
- The first case of MERS in the US was found in an Indiana man who traveled through Chicago after visiting the Middle East.
- Chicago researchers from Chicago Area Patient-Centered Clinical Outcomes Research Network, or CAPriCORN, develop a database of open source information to address health disparities.
- 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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