Public Health in the News (2/4/18 – 2/10/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor


  • The Olympic Winter Games are experiencing a norovirus outbreak, with 86 confirmed cases in South Korea.


  • New study suggests that many more American children than previously estimated may suffer from fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
  • Report from the National Center for Health Statistics states that the prevalence of herpes is declining, but the infection is still common among Americans.
  • Study suggests that tens of thousands of nursing home residents are receiving antipsychotic drugs solely to sedate them.


  • Keep Your Heart Healthy is a student-run program in which Feinberg medical students provide cardiovascular disease risk assessment and counseling to low-income Chicago neighborhoods.
  • Northwestern professor was a coauthor on a study involving use of the Safe Childbirth Checklist, developed by the World Health Organization, in India.
  • Northwestern professor coauthored a study showing that thrombectomy 6+ hours after stroke can improve patient outcomes.
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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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