Public Health in the News (1/14/18 – 1/20/18)
By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor
- Study finds that women using oral contraceptives had lower risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer, and that the risks were lower the longer they were on the pill.
- The CDC reported that the percentage of young women taking A.D.H.D. drugs increased more than fivefold from 2003 to 2015.
- New analysis of census data finds that despite low U.S. fertility rates, 86% of women near the end of their child-bearing years are mothers, a recent increase after decades of declines.
- New study suggests that repeated head injuries, even without concussion, cause the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
- Northwestern Medicine emergency department program focused on geriatric transitional care was found to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations of older patients by 33 percent.
- Study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine finds that bariatric surgery prolongs lifespan in obese, middle-age men and women.
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