- In many parts of the world, the prevalence of nearsightedness is dramatically increasing. Some studies are linking myopia in children to the amount of time spent outdoors.
- A quarter of the residents in a town in Kazakhstan have had episodes of a mysterious “sleeping sickness,” but doctors and researchers haven’t yet figured out the reason.
- “Prosthetic devices have long been created by men, for men.” This leads to many problems for female amputees.
- It may soon be possible to edit the genes in human embryos – that is, if it hasn’t been done already – and many prominent scientists have been raising concerns that still need to be addressed before the research progresses.
- A new Alzheimer’s drug slowed mental decline in an early-stage clinical trial.
- A new surgery that helps reduce the risk of getting ovarian cancer may come with risks of its own.
- Strengthening “core muscles” in your foot may help prevent running injuries.
- Loneliness is a growing public health concern – it can raise the risk of other health issues such as depression, heart disease, and early death.
- A woman was found dead in an Illinois nursing home, and this has raised questions about how this and other nursing homes are run.
- The Chicago Tribune profiles two public health professionals who work at Chicago’s Sinai Urban Health Institute.
- NU researchers have found a way to deliver a new form of DNA to patients with various diseases – from the flu to cancer – that helps stimulate the body’s immune system.
- A study from Northwestern scientists has helped uncover some of the molecular mechanisms behind heart disease.
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