- Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test"Understanding the barriers to testing provides critical information for intervening, so we can help young men get tested," study first author Gregory Phillips II, a research assistant professor of medical social sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, said in a university news release. He is also an investigator in the school's IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program.
- U.S. News & World Report Aug 27, 2015
- New PCOS Research May Offer Hope in Infertility StruggleA new Northwestern Medicine genome-wide association study of PCOS – the first of its kind to focus on women of European ancestry – has provided important new insights into the underlying biology of the disorder.
- Good Morning America Aug 26, 2015
- F.D.A. Approves Addyi, a Libido Pill for WomenDr. Lauren Streicher, associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University, said she sensed great interest for a drug like Addyi among her patients. She said the drug’s availability would encourage many women to talk to doctors about their sexual problems for the first time. “I think this is going to change the conversation that’s taking place in medical offices across the country,” she said, much as the 1998 approval of Viagra made it acceptable for men to talk about erectile dysfunction.
- New York Times Aug 19, 2015
- Taking Stock of What’s in That LunchboxWhat’s in those lunch boxes (and what’s not) is part of a much larger worrisome trend. In a recent study of 9,000 children ages 2 to 11, researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that fewer than 1 percent ate a diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish, and with daily sodium intake of less than 1,500 milligrams and no more than 450 sugar calories from sugar-sweetened beverages per week. What’s more, 40 percent didn’t have healthy cholesterol levels, and more than 90 percent consumed too much sodium. Says study co-author Donald Lloyd-Jones, a professor of cardiology and epidemiology at Northwestern: “From the 10,000-foot level, what we can tell is that very few children seem to be getting healthy diets.”
- U.S. News & World Report Aug 17, 2015
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