Public Health in the News (5/20/18 – 5/26/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor



  • Study suggests that closing power plants is associated with a reduction in premature births in surrounding areas.
  • The Federal Reserve report shows that 20% of Americans personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids or other prescription painkillers.


  • Northwestern Medicine scientists identified a cellular mechanism involving early synaptic dysfunction which leads to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Northwestern professor co-authored a study about mosaic genetic variations and their role in higher risk of epilepsy within some families.
About NPHR Blog (337 Articles)
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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: