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Epidemiology

Pregnancy
Higher selenium and manganese levels during pregnancy may protect babies from future high blood pressure
Published June 29, 2021
Manganese may also protect against the hypertensive effect of the heavy metal cadmium
Long Covid
Study probes the 'long-haul' effects of COVID-19
Published March 22, 2021
Headed by a team of university epidemiologists, the Johns Hopkins COVID Long Study seeks to uncover answers about why some people suffer long-term effects of COVID-19 infection
Public Health
Researchers detect evidence of drug-resistant staph bacteria spreading between animals and humans
Published March 11, 2021
Findings from DNA-sequencing study of humans and factory farm-raised pigs in North Carolina raise public health concerns
Vaccine platforms
For mRNA vaccines, COVID-19 is just the beginning
Published Feb 15, 2021
Easy to manufacture and update, these new vaccines may be a powerful tool against emerging variants and other infectious diseases
Public health
Dating in the time of COVID-19
Published Jan 26, 2021
It may look different during a pandemic, but safe practices make dating work for single people—and perhaps bring added benefits
Q+A
Side effects and COVID-19 vaccines: What to expect
Published Dec 18, 2020
It's totally normal to experience side effects from COVID-19 vaccines. Here's what you need to know.
COVID-19
Bloomberg School contact tracing course tops 1M enrollees
Published Nov 17, 2020
More than 520,000 people have completed the free course that teaches the basics of a key tool in the fight against COVID-19
Antibody testing
New saliva-based antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 highly accurate in initial study
Published Nov 13, 2020
The test could prove useful for large-scale screening and epidemiological surveys and cuts down on reliance on blood draws
A carceral crisis
Published Oct 15, 2020
A new report published by Johns Hopkins provides recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the criminal justice system
Health care
Study highlights shortcomings in telemedicine
Published Oct 13, 2020
Despite large increases in remote consults during COVID-19 pandemic, the number of blood pressure checks cut in half and cholesterol checks dropped by more than a third