Public Health in the News (6/24/18 – 7/7/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor


  • The World Health Organization announced that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is “largely contained” at this point.
  • According to the World Health Organization, Paraguay has eliminated malaria, a blood disease spread by mosquitoes.


  • Analysis of a 2015 risk behavior survey by the CDC indicated that up to 30% of teenage girls had deliberately harmed themselves in the year prior to the survey.


  • Northwestern physical therapy and engineering students were featured for modifying motorized cars for children with disabilities.
  • Northwestern findings suggest that erectile dysfunction may be a potential cardiovascular risk factor.
  • Northwestern researchers developed a free mobile app, FoodSwitch, to promote healthier food alternatives.
  • Northwestern clinical trial shows that an existing drug delays metastasis and death in men with aggressive prostate cancer.
About NPHR Blog (339 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.

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