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January 2014

This month’s topics include vision impairment, HIV vaccine candidates, chronic kidney disease, and also global maternal and infant mortality.

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Dean Klag

The Bloomberg School's mission reaches far and wide, demonstrating that public health is an issue of global proportion.

Once a month, Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, dean of the Bloomberg School, discusses important global health headlines with Elizabeth Tracey, MS, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, in a podcast provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Check back next month for new episodes covering the latest in global health news.

January 2014

This month’s topics include vision impairment, HIV vaccine candidates, chronic kidney disease, and also global maternal and infant mortality.

Listen (10:30)

December 2013

This month's podcast Dean Klag and special guest Professor Amy Tsui discuss highlights from the 3rd International Conference on Family Planning.

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November 2013

This month's topics include a look at the success of the hepatitis B vaccine and new research linking low to moderate arsenic exposure to cardiovascular disease.

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September 2013

This month's topics includes a look at new research on anemia to the risk of dementia. Plus the latest news on the H7N9 flu virus.

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August 2013

This month's topics include a discussion on the rise of prescription drug overdose. Plus the role cooking oils play in asthma.

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July 2013

This month's topics include updates on MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome), the benefits of group therapy for violence survivors and HIV's impact on global health.

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May 2013

This month's topics include discussions on how insects could alleviate world hunger, cash programs that improve healthy behaviors and drugs for treating Hepatitis C.

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April 2013

This month's topics include genome sequencing and cystic fibrosis, weight gain in early life in low and middle-income countries, shared genetic risk factors for psychiatric disorders, and the treatment of malaria.

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March 2013

This month's topics include the latest news on HIV transmission and prevention in Africa, rabies research, ways to treat malaria during pregnancy, and human-to-human transmission of leprosy.

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January 2013

This month's topics include the Global Burden of Disease Project, risk factors for high blood pressure, atherosclerosis in U.S. servicemen, and the link between mortality and obesity.

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October 2012

This month's topics include the relationship between benzodiazepines and dementia, diabetes prevention, H5N1, and prostaglandin inhibitors.

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September 2012

This month's topics include sugar sweetened beverages and obesity risk, heart disease in Africa, and a potential vaccine for dengue fever.

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August 2012

This month's topics include male circumcision, screening for chronic kidney disease and hepatitis C, and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

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July 2012

This month's topics include the costs and benefits of preventive treatment for HIV, physical inactivity, contraception and family planning, and the Affordable Care Act.

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June 2012

This month's topics include assessing the impact of PEPFAR, the changing costs of HIV medications, millennium villages, air pollution, and the relationship between HBV and HIV.

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April 2012

This month's topics include using antibiotics to treat appendicitis, the emergence of drug-resistant malaria near Myanmar (Burma), health disparities in New Zealand and access to health care in the United States.

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March 2012

This month's topics include the assertion that Hepatitis C has overtaken HIV as a cause of death in the United States, the eradication of polio in India, the international approval process for medical devices like hip implants and new tools for cancer diagnosis.

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February 2012

This month's topics include the benefits of measuring blood pressure in both arms, PFC exposure and children's immune response to vaccinations, and the side effects of using proton pump inhibitors in children with asthma.

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January 2012

This month's topics include new research on the use and prevention of illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine and marijuana, and the issue of the potential dangers around publication of new influenza research.

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December 2011

This month's topics include new research surrounding the treatment of TB, risks involved with medications for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and the treatment of malaria during pregnancy.

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November 2011

This month's topics include a new malaria vaccine, the best strategy for managing coinfection with HIV and TB, and the World Health Summit.

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September 2011

This month's topics include the global epidemic of obesity, rates of non-communicable diseases, a WHO initiative on tuberculosis and predicting the risks for cardiovascular disease.

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