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Americans’ Responses to Covid-19 Stay-Home Orders Differed According to Population Density
Published Oct 21, 2020
Americans strongly reduced their visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit stations following stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors earlier this year, but did not reduce their visits to... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Patients Who Had More Severe Covid-19 May Be the Best Donors for Convalescent Plasma Therapy
Published Oct 19, 2020
Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the disease. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Survey: More U.S. Adults Want the Government to Have a Bigger Role in Improving Peoples’ Lives Than Before the Pandemic
Published Oct 15, 2020
The share of U.S. adults who support an active government role in society increased by more than 40 percent during the initial pandemic response. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
New Test Can Target and Capture Most Lethal Cells in Fatal Brain Cancer
Published Oct 15, 2020
A laboratory test developed by a research team led by Johns Hopkins University bioengineers can accurately pinpoint, capture and analyze the deadliest cells in the most common and aggressive brain cancer... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
MEDIA ADVISORY: Computer Scientist Available To Discuss Modeling COVID Community Spread, Including From White House Rose Garden Event
Published Oct 15, 2020
Johns Hopkins University computer scientist Anton Dahbura is available to speak to the media about a tool to simulate how COVID-19 can spread through communities – a method the team recently applied... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints David Celentano as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor
Published Oct 15, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed David Celentano, ScD, MHS, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Researchers Improve the Standard Method for Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Published Oct 14, 2020
Taking into account two common kidney disease tests may greatly enhance doctors’ abilities to estimate patients’ cardiovascular disease risks, enabling millions of patients to have better preventive... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
New Website Predicts Likelihood Of Cyber Attacks Between Nations
Published Oct 14, 2020
The Cyber Attack Predictive Index (CAPI) provides a predictive analysis of nations most likely to engage in the surreptitious strategy waged with keyboards, code and destructive malware rather than soldiers,... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Hosts Virtual Fireside Chat with Anthony Fauci
Published Oct 12, 2020
A virtual fireside chat with Anthony Fauci will launch the Johns Hopkins University’s Health Policy Forum, a new quarterly series of discussions providing a platform for JHU students, faculty, staff,... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
New Method Can Pinpoint Cracks In Metal Long Before They Cause Catastrophes
Published Oct 8, 2020
When metallic components in airplanes, bridges and other structures crack, the results are often catastrophic. But Johns Hopkins University researchers have found a way to reliably predict the vulnerabilities... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Poor Families Must Move Often, But Rarely Escape Concentrated Poverty
Published Oct 8, 2020
Unforeseen circumstances force low-income families to quickly move from one home to the next, a process that helps to perpetuate racial and economic segregation in the United States, research shows. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Exposure to Vitamin D in the Womb Might Minimize Risk of High Blood Pressure for Children Born to Mothers with Preeclampsia
Published Oct 5, 2020
Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called preeclampsia during pregnancy. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Study Highlights Shortcomings in Telemedicine Despite Large Increases in Remote Consults During Covid-19 Pandemic
Published Oct 2, 2020
Despite increased use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have had significantly fewer consultations with primary care doctors and markedly fewer assessments of common cardiac risk... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Vaccine Opposition Online Uniting Around ‘Civil Liberties’ Argument
Published Oct 1, 2020
Anti-vaccination discourse on Facebook increased in volume over the last decade, with opposition to vaccines coalescing around the argument that refusing to vaccinate is a civil right, according to a new... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Study Identifies Shortcomings in FDA Evaluations for New Opioid Drug Approvals Over Two Decades
Published Sept 29, 2020
Approvals of prescription opioids by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over more than two decades have been based on evaluations in narrowly defined patient groups for which certain safety-related... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Two Johns Hopkins Teams Finalists in Collegiate Inventors Competition
Published Sept 29, 2020
One team has invented a tool that could shave hours from a rhinoplasty. Another has created a sensor that ignores background noise – a device that could improve everything from telemedicine to Zoom calls. These... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Marie Diener-West as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor
Published Sept 28, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Marie Diener-West, PhD, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor. This is an endowed position made possible by a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Janice Bowie as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor
Published Sept 25, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
MEDIA ADVISORY: Hopkins Professor Available To Discuss California Power Outages, Electrical Grid Management and Renewable Energy
Published Sept 25, 2020
Benjamin Hobbs, a Johns Hopkins University professor of environmental health and engineering, is available to speak to the media about issues related to the California energy grid and a new effort to build... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins and Other Baltimore Hospitals Seek Residents’ Help To Determine Local Health Needs
Published Sept 25, 2020
Baltimore’s hospitals and the city health department are working together over the next two weeks to ask city residents to detail their most urgent health needs through an online survey, including how... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Tiara C. Willie as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health
Published Sept 23, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Tiara C. Willie, PhD, MA, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Lauren Gardner Named To TIME 100 List Of World’s Most Influential People Of 2020
Published Sept 22, 2020
TIME named a Johns Hopkins University professor to its 2020 list of the 100 most influential people in the world for developing a free and open website that empowers the international community to track... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Research Shows Septic Shock Starts Earlier Than Understood And Develops Distinct Levels Of Patient Risk
Published Sept 22, 2020
Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that hospitals can more accurately classify sepsis patients into four distinct categories that would help staff better prioritize early interventions for those at the... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Brendan Saloner as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health
Published Sept 17, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Brendan Saloner, PhD, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
In Memoriam: Edyth Hull Schoenrich, 1919 – 2020
Published Sept 15, 2020
Edyth Hull Schoenrich, a JHSPH faculty member for more than 50 years and former director of the Bureau of Chronic Diseases of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died Saturday, September... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins