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  1. Higher Rural Suicide Rates Driven by Use of Guns

    Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state’s urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings.
    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:14:26 GMT
  2. Review: Cholera Vaccines Effective for Adults, Much Less So for Children

    A new review of the research literature shows that cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but provide significantly less protection for children under age 5, a population particularly at risk for dying from this diarrheal disease.
    Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:29:50 GMT
  3. CCP Program in Nigeria Increases Modern Contraceptive Use, Study Suggests

    Over a four-year period, new research suggests, a program led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in six large Nigerian cities was associated with a 10 percentage-point increase in the use of modern contraception.
    Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:28:16 GMT
  4. Trauma Care Expert MacKenzie Named Johns Hopkins Dean of Public Health

    Ellen J. MacKenzie, an expert on improving trauma care and a nationally renowned researcher, will be named dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:56:03 GMT
  5. CCP Receives Five-Year, $300 Million Award From USAID

    The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has received a five-year award with a $300 million ceiling from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead its social and behavior change programs around the world.
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:48:22 GMT
  6. Saliva as Good as Blood for Diagnosing Hepatitis E, Study Suggests

    A saliva test developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.
    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:44:48 GMT
  7. 19-Year-Olds As Sedentary As 60-Year-Olds, Study Suggests

    Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan.
    Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:04:59 GMT
  8. Safe Space for Illegal Drug Consumption in Baltimore Would Save $6 Million a Year

    A new cost-benefit analysis suggests that $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single “safe consumption” space for illicit drug users were opened in Baltimore.
    Thu, 25 May 2017 14:45:04 GMT
  9. Path To End HIV Could Be Within Reach for United States

    Research reveals that 2025 could mark turning point toward a declining HIV epidemic.
    Mon, 15 May 2017 14:13:37 GMT
  10. Making Drug Use a Crime Makes HIV Prevention, Treatment More Difficult

    Systematic review finds overwhelming evidence supporting negative health effects related to the so-called ‘War on Drugs."
    Mon, 15 May 2017 13:36:04 GMT