Public Health in the News: May 8, 2016
- An international collaborative introduced a rapid zika paper test.
- International aid groups warn against US food aid shipment of peanuts: “it will deliver an economic blow to struggling Haitian peanut farmers.”
- Scientists pioneer a genome sequencing software to help epidemiologists track the spread of MRSA in Europe.
- The Food and Drug Administration regulates e-cigarettes and cigars for the first time, including a requirement for FDA approval on many products.
- Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for “more deaths than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer’s.”
- Should there be more regulations on the prescription of antibiotics in America?
- Can we crowd-source a better test for tuberculosis?
- First birthing center outside of Chicago opens in Bloomington as a hospital alternative for low-risk births.
- Learning from Madison: How can Chicago address its 400,000 lead water service lines?
- The long-running CARDIA study at the Feinberg School of Medicine celebrates its 30th anniversary.
- Flu shots for pregnant women provides protection to newborns later on.
- The American Heart Association’s risk calculator used by physicians may be over-recommending statin use, according to a new study.
Brian Cheng, B.A. Student at Northwestern University
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