Public Health in the News (4/22/18 – 4/28/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor


  • British forestry officials have warned London residents of a species of caterpillars that can cause severe allergic reactions in humans.
  • A large study of almost 200,000 children in three African countries found that two doses of antibiotics a year can decrease infant death rates by up to 25 percent.
  • Approximately 4,000 Ebola survivors in the West African country of Sierra Leone are living with physical and mental issues.


  • Federal health officials have identified one of the sources of romaine lettuce responsible for the E. coli outbreak that has made 98 people sick.
  • Physicians are speaking out about a hidden epidemic involving the prescription of benzodiazepines in America.


  • Northwestern Medicine professor has identified a molecule involved in painful diabetic neuropathy.
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