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Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Discuss Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Factory Error
Published April 1, 2021
A Johns Hopkins University health care expert is available to offer perspective on the news that a mistake at a Johnson & Johnson factory producing the COVID-19 vaccine resulted in the loss of millions... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Mimes Help Us ‘See’ Objects That Don’t Exist
Published April 1, 2021
When we watch a mime seemingly pull rope, climb steps or try to escape that infernal box, we don’t struggle to recognize the implied objects — our minds automatically “see” them, a new study concludes. To... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Study Identifies Risk Factors for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Mortality Among U.S. Nursing Home Residents
Published March 31, 2021
Risks of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection for long-stay nursing home residents were mainly dependent on factors in their nursing homes and surrounding communities. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Again Tops U.S. News & World Report Ranking
Published March 30, 2021
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has again been named the top public health school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Drug Coupons and Vouchers Cover Only a Sliver of Prescription Drugs
Published March 29, 2021
Use of vouchers and coupons offered by pharmaceutical companies to defray patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs is concentrated among a small number of drugs. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
New Global Tracker to Measure Pandemic’s Impact on Education Worldwide
Published March 26, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education for 1.6 billion children worldwide over the past year. To help measure the ongoing global response, Johns Hopkins University, the World Bank, and UNICEF have... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Repeating a Grade? Johns Hopkins Expert Available on Best Ways to Make Up Pandemic Learning Loss
Published March 25, 2021
Schools, teachers and parents nationwide are now grappling with how best to help students who might have fallen behind after more than a year of interrupted learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In some... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
UCSF and Johns Hopkins University Launch Digital Trove of Opioid Industry Documents
Published March 25, 2021
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Johns Hopkins University today announced the launch of the Opioid Industry Documents Archive, a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
UCSF and Johns Hopkins University Launch Digital Trove of Opioid Industry Documents
Published March 24, 2021
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Johns Hopkins University today announced the launch of the Opioid Industry Documents Archive. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Snapshot of COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions Highlights Challenges of Achieving Community Immunity Goals
Published March 24, 2021
Ahead of the first U.S. emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine, only half of Americans said they were likely to get vaccinated as soon as possible. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Telehealth Consults Increased More Than 50-Fold Among Privately Insured Working-Age Patients During First Phase of the Pandemic
Published March 23, 2021
A study co-authored by Bloomberg School researchers found telehealth consults among privately insured working-age patients accounted for almost 24 percent of outpatient consults with health care providers... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Cells Can Walk a Microscopic Tightrope, Researchers Discover
Published March 22, 2021
By offering cells a microscopic “tightrope,” Johns Hopkins University and Virginia Tech scientists have discovered a new and surprising form of cellular movement. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Surveys Find Strong Support for COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Over Time, With Differences By Age, Beliefs, and Party Affiliation
Published March 18, 2021
A set of surveys fielded last year found that a large majority of U.S. adults support COVID-19 mitigation measures, including indoor mask wearing, social distancing, and contact tracing, with significant... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Scientists Discover Cellular Stress Enzyme That Might Play Key Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases Such as ALS
Published March 11, 2021
An enzyme called MARK2 has been identified as a key stress-response switch in cells in a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
As Cases Spread Across U.S. Last Year, Pattern Emerged Suggesting Link Between Governors’ Party Affiliation and COVID-19 Case and Death Numbers
Published March 10, 2021
The per-capita rates of new COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths were higher in states with Democrat governors in the first months of the pandemic last year, but became much higher in states with Republican... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Study Finds Low Awareness of PrEP, the Highly Effective Medication That Protects Individuals from HIV
Published March 9, 2021
Survey also reveals racial disparities surrounding PrEP awareness but finds patients at two sexual health clinics were highly receptive to learning more about PrEP. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Antibiotic-Resistant Strains of Staph Bacteria May Be Spreading Between Pigs Raised in Factory Farms and People in North Carolina
Published March 5, 2021
DNA sequencing of bacteria found in pigs and humans in rural eastern North Carolina, suggests that multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains are spreading between pigs and people, representing... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Javier Cepeda as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health
Published March 4, 2021
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Javier Cepeda, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Epidemiology. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Receives $10.3 Million Grant for Global Prevention Program
Published March 3, 2021
The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded $10.3 million from Oak Foundation for the Center’s new “Global Perpetration Prevention:... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Experts Available on Anniversary of WFH, SchoolFH
Published March 2, 2021
The United States is approaching the one-year anniversary of the pandemic forcing the closure of offices and schools across the country, launching millions of Americans into remote work and schooling. Johns... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Requests for Brand Name over Generic Prescription Drugs Cost the Medicare Program an Additional $1.7 Billion in a Single Year, Study Finds
Published March 2, 2021
The Medicare Part D program would have saved $977 million in a single year if all branded prescription drugs requested by prescribing clinicians had been substituted by a generic option. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
JHU Engineers Develop Drive-thru Type Test to Detect Viral Infections in Bacteria
Published Feb 25, 2021
The pandemic has made clear the threat that some viruses pose to humans. But viruses can also infect life-sustaining bacteria and a Johns Hopkins University-led team has developed a test to determine if... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Falling Globally and in the U.S., Survey Finds
Published Feb 24, 2021
Data collected in 23 countries in last two weeks of January reveal overall drop in COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, with increased acceptance in nine countries. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
New Blood Pressure-Lowering Guidelines Could Benefit 25 Million Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease
Published Feb 23, 2021
A recommendation for more intensive blood pressure management from an influential global nonprofit that publishes clinical practice guidelines in kidney disease could, if followed, benefit nearly 25 million... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Vaccine Prioritization Dashboard Launches for People with Disabilities
Published Feb 16, 2021
A new Johns Hopkins data tool helps people with disabilities determine when they qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine and compares how different states prioritize the disability community in the vaccine rollout. Created... / News from The Johns Hopkins University