By Grace Bellinger – Blog Editor
- The World Health Organization has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- The World Health Organization has reported the spread of cholera in Yemen in recent weeks.
- A candidate for director general of the W.H.O. has been accused of covering up cholera epidemics just days before the vote begins.
- Two national studies stress the importance of vision screenings in preschoolers so that vision problems don’t continue to go untreated.
- The CDC has reported an increase in hepatitis C infections which coincides with increased heroin use, especially in people in their 20s.
- New study reports large variability in life expectancy from one U.S. county to another.
- Study suggests that more children ages 5 to 17 are being hospitalized for suicidal thoughts in recent years.
- Doctors from the Chicago area volunteer their medical services in Syria and other war zones.
- Cook county officials warn of a powerful opioid which has been linked to dozens of deaths in 2017.
- Northwestern Medicine study compares the quality of Veterans Affairs hospitals to non-VA hospitals based on various measures.
- Northwestern Medicine study suggests that people who reach middle age with optimal heart health live longer and healthier lives.
- Northwestern researchers report that onset of cardiovascular disease occurs earlier in those with a higher BMI, therefore that population lives a greater proportion of their lives with CVD.