- In a newly published study in Nature magazine, researchers predict the spread of A H7N9 Avian Flu Virus by looking at poultry markets throughout Asia as a way to understand how the virus will spread.
- An oral vaccine for cholera called Shanchol, invented in Vietnam and produced in India, provided 86 percent protection in Guinea, West Africa, a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found.
- The newly formed coalition, the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR) or L’alliance contre le développement des bactéries multi-résistantes (AC2BMR), has called for urgent action by lawmakers to declare antibiotics a cultural heritage deserving legal protection.
- Adding a newer test to digital mammograms can increase the detection rate for breast cancer and decrease nerve-racking false alarms, in which suspicious findings lead women to get extra scans that turn out normal, a study found.
- On Tuesday the American Academy of Pediatrics announced a new policy asserting that doctors should tell parents to read aloud to their infants from birth to improve brain development.
- Chicagoans must be doing something right! The City of Chicago reports life expectancy has climbed to 77.8 years, growing twice as fast as the rest of the U.S. over the past twenty years.
- Mayor Emmanuel, with the City of Chicago Department of Public Health, announced the launch of PlayStreets 2014, which will host 140 events over the summer to get families active.
- The City of Chicago Department of Public Health is conducting mosquito tracking and abatement in an effort to curb West Nile Virus and other vector borne viruses.
- Katherine Wisner was quoted in the New York Times about her work on postpartum depression treatment and screening.
- What impact is the ACA having in emergency room visits? Dr. James Adams is quoted in a Chicago Sun Times article on this subject.
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