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Lack of Preparedness and Insecurity Hampered Response to Cholera Epidemic in Yemen
Published Dec 4, 2018
Analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health identifies 20 top recommendations to mitigate future cholera outbreaks in Yemen and other humanitarian emergencies. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Advisory: Mikulski Statement on the Death of George H.W. Bush
Published Dec 3, 2018
Retired U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., a Homewood Professor at Johns Hopkins University, today issued the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Essential Oils From Garlic and Other Herbs and Spices Kill "Persister” Lyme Disease Bacteria
Published Dec 3, 2018
Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Insight Into Swimming Fish Could Lead to Robotics Advances
Published Nov 29, 2018
The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need any to navigate the world, Johns Hopkins University... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Osteoporosis Risk Rises Sharply Even For Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Published Nov 28, 2018
Women diagnosed with breast cancer who are 50 or younger face a much higher risk of the bone-loss condition osteoporosis compared to women of the same age who do not have cancer. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
New Speakers Announced for Inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit, November 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C.
Published Nov 27, 2018
Additional speakers are being announced today for the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit, which will be held November 29 and 30 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG MAKES LARGEST EVER CONTRIBUTION TO ANY EDUCATION INSTITUTION IN THE UNITED STATES
Published Nov 18, 2018
Michael R. Bloomberg and Johns Hopkins University announced an unprecedented $1.8 billion philanthropic commitment, representing the largest ever contribution to an academic institution in American history.... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
News Brief: 2018 International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda
Published Nov 16, 2018
At the fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, which took place November 12 to 15, 2018, four new research findings were presented. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Studies Examine Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Published Nov 16, 2018
Women in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda are often pressured by family and through societal expectations to have more children, but commonly resort to covert or indirect means of contraception to maintain... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
News Brief: the APHA Meeting in San Diego
Published Nov 15, 2018
Three presentations from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers at the 2018 APHA meeting in San Diego. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg American Health Initiative Releases Special Public Health Reports Supplement
Published Nov 15, 2018
With U.S. life expectancy now on the decline for two consecutive years, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative is releasing a supplement to Public Health Reports, the scholarly journal of the U.S. Surgeon... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Study of Two Tribes Sheds Light on Role of Western Influenced Diet in Blood Pressure
Published Nov 14, 2018
A South American tribe living in near-total isolation with no Western dietary influences showed no increase in average blood pressure from age one to age 60. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit To Convene Leaders, Innovators Tackling Nation’s Most Pressing Public Health Challenges
Published Nov 13, 2018
The inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit in Washington, D.C., will bring together innovators and policymakers who are creatively working to address some of the toughest challenges facing public health... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Black Students Who Have One Black Teacher More Likely to Go to College
Published Nov 12, 2018
Having one black teacher in elementary school not only makes children more likely to graduate high school, it makes them significantly more likely to enroll in college. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
JHU collaborates with Morgan, Coppin to promote STEM diversity
Published Nov 12, 2018
With $2.46 million in support from the National Institutes of Health, the Johns Hopkins University is teaming up with two historically black Baltimore institutions, Morgan State and Coppin State universities,... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
JHU Offers New Master’s Degree in Healthcare Systems Engineering
Published Nov 9, 2018
Johns Hopkins Engineering has launched a new online master’s degree program in healthcare systems engineering. Approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the new program is now accepting applications... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time
Published Nov 8, 2018
Longitudinal study of claims data shows that older adults with untreated hearing loss generated an average of 46 percent more in total health care costs over 10 years versus those who don’t have hearing... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Scientist Finds Elusive Star with Origins Close to Big Bang
Published Nov 5, 2018
Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe’s oldest stars, a body almost entirely made of materials spewed from the Big Bang. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Owls Help JHU Scientists Unlock Secret of How the Brain Pays Attention
Published Oct 30, 2018
By studying barn owls, scientists at Johns Hopkins University believe they’ve taken an important step toward solving the longstanding mystery of how the brain chooses what most deserves attention. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Mutation Associated With ALS Causes Sugar-Starved Cells To Overproduce Lipids, Study Shows
Published Oct 30, 2018
A genetic defect tied to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases and mental illnesses changes how cells starved of sugar metabolize fatty compounds known as lipids, a new JHSPH study shows. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Scientists Find Brain Signal That Might Help Us Judge the Holiday Buffet
Published Oct 19, 2018
At holiday buffets and potlucks people make quick calculations about which dishes to try and how much to take of each. Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists have found a brain region that appears to... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Religious Leaders' Support May Be Key To Modern Contraception Use
Published Oct 16, 2018
Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase stubbornly... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
During A Flu Epidemic, Dispensing Vaccines at Pharmacies Could Save Lives and Costs
Published Oct 16, 2018
Adding pharmacies to the mix, along with physicians’ offices and hospitals, and extending their hours could streamline administering vaccinations in the event of a flu epidemic. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Faculty Members Elected To National Academy of Medicine
Published Oct 15, 2018
Six faculty members from the Johns Hopkins University have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Human Retinas Grown in a Dish Explain How Color Vision Develops
Published Oct 11, 2018
Biologists at Johns Hopkins University grew human retinas from scratch to determine how cells that allow people to see in color are made. / News from The Johns Hopkins University