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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Wasted Food Means Wasted Nutrients

    Study estimates nutritional value of discarded food, highlighting need for programs and policies that prevent food waste.
    Mon, 15 May 2017 13:08:33 GMT
  6. Helping Clinicians Through Traumatic Events Also Helps the Bottom Line, Cost-Benefit Analysis Shows

    A peer-support program launched six years ago at Johns Hopkins Medicine to help doctors and nurses recover after traumatic patient-care events such as a patient’s death probably saves the institution close to $2 million annually, according to an analysis.
    Wed, 10 May 2017 15:11:33 GMT
  7. Bloomberg Fellowships Awarded to Eight Students from Organizations Around the Country

    The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced its inaugural class of fellows: eight students will receive full scholarships to earn a master of public health degree from the Bloomberg School.
    Tue, 09 May 2017 14:59:35 GMT
  8. Cost of Zika Outbreak in the United States Could Be High

    Even a relatively mild Zika outbreak in the U.S. could cost more than $183 million in medical costs and productivity losses, an analysis by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
    Wed, 03 May 2017 14:15:14 GMT
  9. Modest Increases in Kids’ Physical Activity Could Avert Billions in Medical and Other Costs

    Increasing the percentage of elementary school children in the U.S. who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week from 32 percent to 50 percent would avoid $21.9 billion in medical costs and lost wages over their lifetimes.
    Mon, 01 May 2017 19:59:34 GMT
  10. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awards Two Scholarships to Displaced Syrians

    Two Syrian medical doctors receive full tuition to the Bloomberg School’s Master of Public Health program
    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:18:54 GMT