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Database Analysis More Reliable Than Animal Testing For Toxic Chemicals
Published July 16, 2018
Advanced algorithms working from large chemical databases can predict a new chemical’s toxicity better than standard animal tests, suggests a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Developmental Screening and Surveillance Rates Remain Low, New Study Suggests
Published July 16, 2018
1/3 of children in the U.S. receive recommended screenings designed to catch developmental delays. Findings reveal wide variations in rates, w/ as few as %17 of children under age 3 receiving developmental... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Dangers of Pregnancy Among Older Women and Those With Many Children Rarely Discussed
Published July 16, 2018
Harmful gender, religious and cultural norms contribute to risky pregnancies in older women and women who already have five or more children, endangering the lives of these women and their babies. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Breast Cancer Studies Ignore Race, Socioeconomic Factors
Published July 16, 2018
Studies of breast cancer risk and treatment outcomes are not taking sufficient account of race/ethnicity, economic status, education level, health insurance status and other social factors. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Health Insurance Plans May Be Fueling Opioid Epidemic
Published July 16, 2018
Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
New Community Center Spearheaded by Bloomberg School Expert To Serve At-Risk Baltimore City Women
Published July 16, 2018
A new center led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researcher Susan Sherman, PhD, MPH, has opened in Baltimore. Sherman focuses on the health of marginalized, at-risk populations, particularly... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins-Taiwan Team Up in Cross-Cultural Doctoral Program
Published July 16, 2018
A new partnership between the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and Taiwan’s Ministry of Education will bring students from that country to Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus to pursue doctoral... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
New ‘E-Dermis’ Brings Sense of Touch, Pain to Prosthetic Hands
Published July 16, 2018
Engineers have created an electronic skin, aiming to restore a real sense of touch for amputees using prosthetic hands. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Are You Sticking to Your Diet? Scientists May Be Able to Tell From a Blood Sample
Published July 16, 2018
An analysis of small molecules called “metabolites” in a blood sample may be used to determine whether a person is following a prescribed diet. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Diagnosing Diabetes From A Single Blood Sample
Published July 16, 2018
Diagnosing type 2 diabetes in clinical practice may require only a single blood sample, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Urban Violence Can Hurt Test Scores Even for Kids Who Don’t Experience It
Published July 16, 2018
Children who attend school with many kids from violent neighborhoods show significantly lower test scores than peers with classmates from safer areas, according to a new Johns Hopkins University study. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
1.45 Million Children's Lives Saved By HiB and Pneumococcal Vaccines Since 2000
Published July 16, 2018
Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Evidence for New Property of Quantum Matter Revealed
Published July 16, 2018
A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab at Johns Hopkins. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awards Scholarship to Displaced Syrian Pharmacist
Published July 16, 2018
A Syrian pharmacist who fled his country due to persecution he faced as a relief worker has received a full tuition scholarship to attend the MPH program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Szalay to lead what could become world’s largest scientific data storage network
Published July 16, 2018
Johns Hopkins University’s Alex Szalay will lead a two-year national effort to begin building a network allowing scientists to more efficiently store and analyze huge caches of data and share them with... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Recorded Calls Beat Facebook Ads in Getting Residents to Request Free Smoke Alarm, Study Suggests
Published July 16, 2018
A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found automated phone calls were far more effective than Facebook ads in getting Baltimore City residents to request a smoke alarm through... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Public Support For Needle Exchange Programs, Safe Injection Sites Remain Low in U.S.
Published July 16, 2018
Two strategies that research indicates would help alleviate America’s opioid crisis lack widespread public support, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Robin Scullin Named Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Director of Media and Public Relations
Published July 16, 2018
Robin Scullin, a senior public relations professional and former C-SPAN producer, has been named the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health director of media and public relations. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Jennifer Wolff to Lead Lipitz Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Published July 16, 2018
Jennifer Wolff, PhD, MHS, has been named the third Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Science and Health News Tips from Johns Hopkins
Published July 16, 2018
News tips for reporters from stories in the spring 2018 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Handgun Purchaser Licensing Laws Linked To Fewer Firearm Homicides In Large, Urban Areas
Published July 16, 2018
State laws that require gun purchasers to obtain a license contingent on passing a background check performed by state or local law enforcement are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Class of 2018: 916 Students Graduate From Johns Hopkins Bloomberg of Public Health
Published July 16, 2018
Graduates representing 61 countries received degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at Convocation in Baltimore. The 916 graduates earned 153 doctoral degrees and 763 master’s. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Commencement Set for May 24
Published July 16, 2018
About 1,500 students will claim their degrees Thursday, May 24, at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University’s divisions and campuses. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
One Year's Losses for Child Sexual Abuse in U.S. Top $9 Billion, New Study Suggests
Published July 16, 2018
A new study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the annual economic impact of child sexual abuse in the U.S.includes costs associated with health care, child welfare, special... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Announces 2018 Fulbright Grant Winners
Published July 16, 2018
Sixteen Johns Hopkins University students and recent graduates have been awarded grants, earning the chance to travel abroad to study, teach and conduct research. / News from The Johns Hopkins University