- Several former interns at the World Health Organization are advocating for better access to global health internships for people from middle- or low-income countries.
- Certain global health issues – such as drug resistance, new infectious diseases, and neglected tropical diseases – are not being addressed by the pharmaceutical industry, according to public health groups.
- This past week, the World Health Assembly meeting wrapped up. Accomplishments include setting up a $100 million fund for public health emergencies and adopting a plan to combat anti-microbial resistance.
- Live anthrax was accidentally shipped out to several U.S. labs, and a military base in South Korea, by the Department of Defense.
- A graduate student who 3D printed a model of his own brain tumor is now trying to develop ways to make medical data more accessible to patients.
- Random surveys of people in NYC’s Central Park indicate that allergies to tattoo ink may be much more common than previously thought.
- Some cigarette packages include images in their warnings rather than just words. A new study shows that these images are more effective at eliciting an emotional response and encouraging people to quit.
- Beginning antiretroviral therapies immediately after HIV diagnosis results in a decreased chance of death or developing AIDS, according to a new clinical trial.
- A better way to heal wounds may come from a protein found in fish skin.
- The West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitos in St. Clair county.
- Chicago’s National Alliance on Mental Health released a report this week that opposes Governor Rauner’s proposed budget cuts to mental health services.
- An NU study sheds light on the reasons for higher rates of multiple sclerosis in women than in men.
- Northwestern professors Victoria Brander, MD, and David Stulberg, MD, founders of Operation Walk Chicago, helped provide resources, funds, and medical teams to a Nepali hospital following the recent earthquake.