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Tax relief
Traffic fees helps kids breathe easier
Published March 22, 2017
JHU economist finds that congestion fees in Stockholm lowered pollution and had a positive effect on health
Q+A
What we know—and don't know—about autism
Published March 22, 2017
The prevalence of autism is on the rise, but its causes are unknown—though there is no evidence to support a link between vaccines and autism
Food flick
Documentary hits festivals, classrooms
Published March 22, 2017
'Food Frontiers,' produced by JHU's Center for a Livable Future, showcases food policy success stories
Biomedical engineering
DNA inspector gadget
Published March 22, 2017
New open source gene sequencing software could aid in early detection, treatment of cancer
Fetal health
Zika may cause miscarriages
Published March 22, 2017
In mouse study, exposure to virus led to higher rates of miscarriages, babies born with thin brain tissue, brain inflammation
Drug safety
Keep out of reach of children
Published March 22, 2017
Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children under 17, School of Public Health survey finds
Same-sex marriage legalization linked to fewer teen suicide attempts
Published March 22, 2017
Allowing same-sex marriage at state level reduced suicide attempts by 134,000 per year, BSPH researchers estimate / School of Public Health
Public health
Toxic metals found in e-cigarette liquids
Published March 22, 2017
Researchers suspect heating coil in 'cig-a-like' devices may release carcinogens including nickel, lead, cadmium / School of Public Health
Who eats when food is scarce?
Published March 22, 2017
Analysis of food deprivation in three cities shows teens in poor families often go hungry before young children
Center for Health Security receives $16M grant
Published March 22, 2017
Three-year award will focus on strengthening understanding of—and response to—serious biological risks