Public Health in the News – November 30, 2014


  • The burden of tuberculosis in pregnant women is substantial. A new study in the Lancet shows how maternal care services could provide an important platform for tuberculosis detection, treatment initiation, and subsequent follow-up.
  • What works in the battle of the bulge? The Economist reports on a new study from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) that looks at 74 anti-obesity measures around the world, and judges the cost and impact them taken together.
  • Forbes looks at how BRAC and the Gates Foundation are supporting reaching the “unbanked” in Bangladesh, hoping it could lead to improved health conditions in the country.
  • As we approach the new year, read about seven trends in global health that will drive funding, researching and interventions in 2015.



  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Department of Public Health and Presence Health today announced the formation of a first-of-its-kind Wellness Partnership that includes a substantial investment in new community-based preventative health initiatives.
  • Get your flu shot! Cook County Department of Public Health announced a 32% rise in emergency room visits for flu.
  • Read about how an innovative data mining initiative has helped health officials reach those most at risk for breast cancer in Chicago.


  • Donald M. Lloyd Jones, MD, is quoted in Fox News about the public health communities iniatives to rewrite U.S. heart disease prevention guidelines.
  • Neil Stone, MD, is quoted in The New Times regarding alternative treatments to statins for preventing heart attacks and strokes.

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