- NASA satellites show that several of our biggest sources of drinking water are being depleted too quickly.
- Thailand has confirmed that it has its first case of MERS.
- 41 people in Mumbai have died after drinking toxic alcohol.
- The Uncondemned, a new documentary, explores “the war crime that kills you quietly,” and talks with Rwandans who were the first to successfully pursue rape as a war crime.
- Happy Father’s Day! Here are some health screenings guidelines that men should know.
- Happy first day of summer! Keep yourself safe by avoiding these summer health risks.
- Three new studies show that we’re getting closer to developing an HIV vaccine.
- CVS has purchased Target’s pharmacies and will begin running them from within Target stores.
- People living in bad neighborhoods have cells which show increased signs of aging, new research shows.
- “I think there’s a special place in hell for someone who markets a product and says it will cure Alzheimer’s.” A U.S. senator is investigating retailers selling dubious brain supplements.
- Two prisoners are suing the state of Massachusetts because they allege the state has not provided them with the hepatitis C drugs that they need.
- A molecule found in avocados may target leukemia-causing stem cells, reports a new study.
- During the course of the largest ever criminal medical fraud takedown, the federal government has charged 13 Illinois health practitioners of fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid billing.
- The Northern Illinois Food Bank has received a $20,000 grant from ConAgra to help provide meals for kids during the summer.
- This week, the Tribune published the obituary of Albert Vasquez, a man who helped provide mental health services to Hispanics on Chicago’s South Side.
- Opticient Health, an NU student-founded startup, won the grand prize at the Northwestern University Venture Challenge. The company developed a device that helps measure retinal health.
- Northwestern’s Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth McNally, testified before congress about putting safeguards in place for safe and ethical gene editing practices.
- Two NU healthcare professionals have formed a collaboration to help transgender youth with voice therapy.
- A Northwestern Medicine study shows that most consumers don’t know what terms to look for when shopping for sunscreen.