- NPR has posted an interesting blog piece on the work that Partners in Health and others are doing to prevent the spread of the most deadly strains of TB in Russian prisons.
- This week the WHO announced that scabies will join the list of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Affecting nearly 130 billion people per year, scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin disease caused by an infestation by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei.
- Humanosphere has published a stark graphic, showing the difference in gun deaths between the U.S. and the rest of the world.
- After two incidents, federal health officials announced Friday that they had temporarily closed the flu and anthrax laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
- Sad news to report – the “Mississippi baby,” thought to have been cured to HIV as an infant is now showing signs of infection, according to new reports.
- According to a recent vote by the Berkeley City Council, those considered poor (making less than $32,000 per year) will be entitled to free marijuana related to their treatments so that no one goes without medical care.
- AIDSVu, a new project out of Emory University, presents fascinating graphics of the spread of HIV throughout the U.S., including Chicago.
- The Chicago Department of Public Health has been named “Public Health Department of the Year” by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Way to go CDPH!
- MedCity News presents a report on the $56 million dollars of the Affordable Care Act funds that have been given to new Illinois health initiatives.
- Northwestern’s homepage is currently featuring a special highlight of global health programs available to Northwestern undergraduates through the global health minor.
- Northwestern Medicine doctor George Chiampas is quoted about the work doctors are doing to track the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team players health.
- Because of the work of Daniela Ladner, MD, MPH, FACS, on geographic allocation disparities over time of kidneys for transplantation, there is a call for policy changes that could be implement to improve this system.
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