Public Health in the News (4/15/18 – 4/21/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor



  • More than 200 million eggs have been recalled over salmonella fears after 22 reported infections in the United States.
  • The E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce is continuing, with 53 illnesses across 16 states.
  • New research shows that combining an immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy can extend survival time in the most common type of lung cancer.


  • Northwestern pediatrics professor debunks five myths about food allergies.
  • Northwestern Medicine study shows that assessment of a patient’s overall heart disease and stroke risk when determining blood pressure treatment prevents more heart attacks and strokes than traditional guidelines.
  • Northwestern resident coauthored a study showing that women who have had a heart attack are twice as likely to experience stress-induced ischemia than men.
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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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