Public Health in the News – June 15, 2014


  • The West Africa Commission on Drugs has just released a report that recommends decriminalizing drug use, and instead treating it as a public health issue.
  • A large genetic study of Mexicans showed that there is a huge amount of genetic diversity within the population.
  • Brazil is trying to tackle the obesity epidemic by giving people free access to gyms. Catherine de Lange explains why this solution may help fight health inequalities.



  • A new report shows that the average life expectancy for Chicago citizens is rising dramatically!


  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital held a boxing class for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. Watch a highlight video here!
  • People who get less sleep at night take more risks and probably exercise less, shows a study led by Northwestern professor Kelly Glazer Baron, PhD.

Cover Photo by TookAPic via Pexels: Creative Commons

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