Public Health in the News (12/31/17 – 1/6/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor



  • The American Cancer Society announced that the cancer death rate dropped about 1.5% per year from 1991 to 2015, which equates to over 2 million fewer deaths.
  • The CDC has issued a warning involving romaine lettuce following an outbreak of people infected with E. coli bacteria.
  • A new, more effective shingles vaccine was found to also be cost effective and is recommended for people over 50 years of age.


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The is the blog of the Northwestern Public Health Review journal. The blog and journal are both student run and contain research articles, opinions, interviews and other content pertaining to public health.

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