Public Health in the News (6/3/18 – 6/9/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor

Global

  • The World Health Organization announced an outbreak of Nipah virus in India, with 17 people having died from the disease recently.
  • Large international study shows that up to 70% of women with early-stage breast cancer may not need chemotherapy.

National

  • The CDC released a report showing that suicide rates have increased in all but one state since 1999, and over half of U.S. states showed an increase of over 30% in that time.
  • The CDC and FDA announced that the salmonella outbreak that sickened 60 people has been linked to pre-cut melons from Indianapolis.

Northwestern

  • Northwestern Medicine study finds that laws that ban smoking in workplaces and other public places are associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Northwestern scientists found a potential role of mitochondrial dysfunction in kidney disease.
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