- The FDA has banned import of drugs from an Indian pharmaceutical company because the plant violated manufacturing standards.
- The recently developed malaria vaccine will be running into many obstacles as attempts to implement it move forward.
- Nigeria is getting close to eradicating polio.
- Science writer Brian Vastag makes the case for better funding of a debilitating disease, chronic fatigue syndrome.
- In the future, drugs may not be delivered with needles but with other options like pills.
- Scientists are developing new tests to find Alzheimer’s Disease before symptoms begin.
- Cancer survivors may face additional obstacles to adoption.
- Men who work in funeral homes, and are exposed to high levels of formaldehyde, are more likely to develop ALS.
- A new drug has been approved by the FDA to treat schizophrenia and major depressive disorder.
- While many people have heard heath advice recommending that they drink enough water, experts are now warning that drinking too much water can have negative consequences.
- In Illinois, the number of people that have signed up for Medicaid under the new expanded plan is double the predicted number.
- The seventh meningitis case in Illinois has been identified.
- A Chicago resident has died from Legionnaire’s Disease, a rare bacterial infection.
- A clinical trial led by Northwestern Medicine shows that a new psoriasis medicine is more effective than the current standard.
- A new NU research center will investigate health effects of dietary phosphate, found in a lot of processed foods.
- Research from a Northwestern scientist has found that people often drink more than they wanted to on days in which they exercised, which has negative health effects.