- The WHO has named Cuba as the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.
- The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting a possible Ebola outbreak.
- Global increases in the availability of calories, often due to highly processed food, is leading to global increases in obesity rates.
- Lack of access to clean water remains a large barrier to improvements in global health.
- Although many teens and young adults are prescribed antipsychotics for ADHD and depression, the drugs aren’t actually approved for this use.
- The FDA is reconsidering whether kids should be taking codeine for colds and coughs.
- A new study shows that sleep deprivation negatively affects self-control.
- Combat veterans with PTSD can be especially stressed out by fireworks, as a new health campaign is trying to point out.
- A Michigan doctor will soon face sentencing for misdiagnosing patients with deadly diseases such as cancer that they didn’t actually have.
- All-day kindergarten may provide children with better health and higher achievement rates.
- Colorado has achieved success in lowering teen pregnancies by offering women long-lasting intrauterine devices.
- A new study shows that mass shootings can be considered “contagious” behavior: one incident can increase the chances that another will occur.
- Some restaurants which will be present at next week’s Taste of Chicago have recently failed health inspections.
- Thresholds, a Chicago-based mental health services agency, will soon be rolling out a new mobile app to help veterans.
- Northwestern scientists have discovered a gene important in the evolutionary history of the pathogen that causes the plague.
- Northwestern MD/MPH student Supriya Rastogi has received a Schweitzer Fellowship to study reproductive health disparities between different races on the South side of Chicago.