Public Health in the News (11/11/18 – 11/17/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Editor-in-Chief


  • The rate of sudden cardiac death is twice as high in African Americans compared to caucasians.
  • Europe’s drug regulatory agency has approved a new treatment for sleeping sickness, an illness caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies.
  • Facebook is still using artificial intelligence to predict suicide risk and has generated 3,500 reports in the last year.



  • Northwestern Medicine study finds that people with a higher sensitivity to bitter caffeine taste drink more coffee.
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