Public Health in the News (1/7/18 – 1/13/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor


  • Observational study finds an association between the use of antacids during pregnancy and an increased risk of childhood asthma.


  • The CDC announced that the E. coli outbreaks in the United States and Canada tied to leafy greens are likely over.
  • Public health officials warn that the already moderately severe flu season in the United States may get worse.


  • Northwestern professor has developed the smallest wearable electronic device in the world, meant to monitor exposure to UV light from the sun.
  • The executive director of Northwestern University Health Service offered advice on handling the flu season.
  • Northwestern professor coauthored a study showing that black and Hispanic patients are less likely than white patients to receive a live donor kidney, and that these racial and ethnic disparities are increasing.
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