By Grace Bellinger – Blog Editor
- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to spread.
- New study stresses the importance of getting the measles vaccine before traveling outside the U.S.
- The FDA has warned that some blood tests used to check for lead poisoning in children and mothers may have been inaccurate.
- The Concussion in Sport Group has released new guidelines with revised recommendations regarding physical rest and activity.
- Observational study suggests that consumption of red meat is associated with increased rates of dying from eight diseases, whereas consumption of white meat may be beneficial.
- The CDC has reported decreased drinking among high school students.
- The CDC warns of a potentially fatal tick-borne illness called Powassan disease.
- Chicago doctors are working to reduce the number of C-sections performed at local hospitals.
- Northwestern Medicine study reports that the systolic blood pressure of African Americans dropped when they moved to less segregated neighborhoods.
- Northwestern Medicine researchers have engineered 3-D printed ovaries that allow infertile mice to give birth to healthy pups.