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Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative To Delivering Vaccines in Drones Could Be Cheaper Way To Deliver Vaccines in Developing World World
Deploying the unmanned vehicles in low- and middle-income countries could yield savings and improve vaccination rates, a new study finds. Learn More
Survey: Six in Ten Adults Prescribed Opioid Meds Have Leftover Pills
A survey finds that physicians are prescribing more opioid pain pills than patients are taking, and patients are keeping them on hand for future use -- not always their own. Learn More
Study: Media Stories Link Violence With Mental Health Illness
A study finds this to be the case, even though people with mental illness are rarely violent. Also, little has changed in media portrayal of mental illness over 20-year period. Learn More
Farmed Fish Tradeoff: Plant-Based Feeds May Diminish Health Benefits
Using fish-based feeds diminishes global fish populations but the move to plant-based feeds may alter levels of healthy fatty acids in farmed fish, an unintended consequence detailed in a new article. Learn More
'Invisible' Work Takes Toll on Unpaid Caregivers
Unpaid caregivers who help with elderly friends' and relatives' health care are more likely to experience emotional, physical and financial difficulties than caregivers who don't, a new study finds. Learn More

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  1. Study: One-Third of Hospitals in Developing World Lack Running Water

    A study of 430 hospitals in the developing world found that more than one-third lacked running water, a deficiency that can lead to unsanitary conditions for patients in general and dangerous conditions for those who need surgery.
    Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:32:13 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/study-one-third-of-hospitals-in-developing-world-lack-running-water.html
  2. Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative To Delivering Vaccines in Developing World

    Deploying drones in low- and middle-income countries could also improve vaccination rates.
    Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:05:23 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/drones-could-be-cheaper-alternative-to-delivering-vaccines-in-developing-world.html
  3. Breaking the Cycle of Obesity

    Adequate folate levels in obese pregnant women may substantially reduce risk that their children will become overweight or obese
    Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:00:38 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/breaking-the-cycle-of-obesity.html
  4. Six in Ten Adults Prescribed Opioid Painkillers Have Leftover Pills

    Despite abuse epidemic, physicians prescribing more pills than patients are using; patients say they will save extra pills for future use.
    Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:39:33 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/six-in-ten-adults-prescribed-opioid-painkillers-have-leftover-pills.html
  5. Study: News Stories Often Link Violence With Mental Health Illness, Even Though People With Mental Health Illness Are Rarely Violent

    Nearly 4 in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health connect mental illness with violent behavior, even though less than 5 percent of violence in the U.S. is directly related to mental illness.
    Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:50:12 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/study-news-stories-often-link-violence-with-mental-health-llness-even-though-people-with-mental-health-illness-are-rarely-violent.html
  6. Residents Concerned About Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Curb Insect Population

    Small survey of residents in the Florida Keys suggests reasons for lack of support for novel way to combat mosquito that carries Zika, dengue, chikungunya.
    Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:42:08 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/residents-concerned-about-use-of-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-to-curb-insect-population.html
  7. Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Names New Director

    Allison Barlow has been named the new director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:01:22 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/johns-hopkins-center-for-american-indian-health-names-new-director.html
  8. Florida Drug Database and ‘Pill Mill’ Regs Curbed State’s Top Opioid Prescribers, Study Suggests

    In the first year that two Florida laws aimed at curbing opioid prescriptions were in effect, the state’s top opioid prescribers wrote significantly fewer prescriptions of this type of pain medication, new research suggests.
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:23:40 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/florida-drug-database-and-pill-mill-regs-curbed-states-top-opioid-prescribers-study-suggests.html
  9. How the Great Recession Weighed on Children

    Researchers find link between increasing unemployment rates and increases in the risk of becoming overweight during economic downturn.
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:01:28 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/how-the-great-recession-weighed-on-children.html
  10. Women May Be Able To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Predicted By Their Genes

    Women with a high risk of developing breast cancer based on family history and genetic risk can still reduce the chance they will develop the disease in their lifetimes by following a healthy lifestyle.
    Thu, 26 May 2016 17:20:26 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/women-may-be-able-to-reduce-breast-cancer-risk-predicted-by-their-genes.html