- Will yellow fever gain a foothold in Asia? “… if it does it would be a public-health disaster,” says an expert on mosquito-borne diseases at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore.
- Starting today, 155 countries around the world will switch to a new polio vaccine in an attempt to make polio the second human disease eradicated.
- Is a water shortage in our not too distant future? Recent studies reveal a startling conclusion– by the year 2050, half of the world’s population may be facing what scientists are calling a “high risk of severe water stress.”
- CRISPR-Cas9 genomic editing: from bench to supermarket shelves. The USDA will not regulate a mushroom genetically modified with CRISPR to resist browning.
- The quest to uncover novel compounds intended to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease is an increasingly pressing public heath concern. A recent NOVA documentary provides a glimpse inside the lives of both patients and caregiver’s.
- Porn- a private matter or a public health crisis? Scientists take a health-focused view of porn illustrating that “exposure to and consumption of porn threaten the social, emotional and physical health of individuals, families and communities.”
- Mayor Emanuel announces plans to work with Covenant House International to expand shelter for homeless youth in Chicago.
- A water-testing program will be re-instated as a proactive measure to protect the health and safety of Chicago residents.
- As of Fall Quarter 2016, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be lifting its current 12-session limit.
- Northwestern researchers have developed a tool to protect coral reefs around the world from climate change
Caitlin Pegg, PhD Student at Northwestern University