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HEALTH POLICY FORUM
USAID's Atul Gawande discusses the challenges of misinformation
Published May 4, 2022
Gawande encouraged the next generation of public health scholars to take on science skepticism in fifth installment of the university's Health Policy Forum series
In memoriam
Epidemiologist and AIDS expert Kenrad Nelson dies at 89
Published May 4, 2022
He spent 36 years on the Johns Hopkins faculty and contributed pioneering research to the fields of epidemiology and infectious diseases
Reproductive health
How did 'settled law' get unsettled?
Published May 4, 2022
The conservative movement carefully orchestrated the end of abortion rights over decades, using the women's suffrage playbook, says political scientist Dawn Teele
Q+A
The rising maternal health risks facing American women
Published May 4, 2022
Andreea Creanga, program director for health research and policy program MDMOM, discusses troubling trends in maternal health and the work she and her colleagues are doing to make pregnancy and childbirth safer
Report: CDC records highest-ever number of gun-related deaths in 2020
Published May 2, 2022
An average of 124 people died from gun violence every day in 2020, according to a new report from the Center for Gun Violence Solutions
Neglected schools, suffering students
Published April 29, 2022
Researchers unveil study findings that highlight the experiences of Baltimore City Public School students and the deteriorating conditions of school buildings during symposium
Bioengineering
Johns Hopkins graduate students create a lymphedema detection sensor
Published April 28, 2022
Device detects fluid buildup in tissue and alerts patients and their doctors, potentially preventing thousands of cancer patients from developing the debilitating condition
Coronavirus
Antibodies fighting original virus may be weaker against omicron
Published April 28, 2022
A study of vaccinated individuals with breakthrough COVID-19 infection showed that their antibodies, while effective at stopping original strain of virus, were less effective at preventing infection by omicron variant
Q+A
What is guaranteed income?
Published April 26, 2022
As Baltimore announces a pilot program to provide cash payments to its poorest residents, experts on the health effects of poverty discuss guaranteed income programs and their impact on public health
COVID-19
Study finds similar risks for those hospitalized with omicron, delta variants
Published April 26, 2022
People who contracted the omicron or delta variants of COVID-19 required similar levels of respiratory support and intensive care when hospitalized, study finds