Public Health in the News (9/23/18 – 10/6/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor


  • New study suggests that Australia is on track to be the first country to eliminate cervical cancer through national vaccination and screening programs.
  • Results of a randomized trial suggest that women who drink more water get fewer urinary tract infections.
  • The World Health Organization warned that Ebola is likely to spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.


  • The CDC announced that approximately 80,000 people in the United States died of the flu last winter, making it the deadliest flu season since 1976.
  • 6.5 million pounds of beef have been recalled due to a salmonella outbreak that has caused 14 people to be hospitalized.


  • Northwestern Medicine report warns against treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes for the purposes of research and policy.
  • Northwestern Medicine clinical study shows that a novel chemotherapy regimen improved overall survival in older patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.
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