By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor
- The World Health Organization has approved an effective and inexpensive typhoid vaccine for global use.
- 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.
- Northwestern Medicine study finds that the higher rate of midlife diabetes in African American adults is explained by obesity.