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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: Unconventional Natural Gas Wells Associated With Migraine, Fatigue, Chronic Nasal and Sinus Symptoms

    Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the so-called “fracking” industry are nearly twice as likely to suffer migraine headaches, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms, severe fatigue, per a new study.
    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:35:35 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/study-unconventional-natural-gas-wells-associated-with-migraine-fatigue-chronic-nasal-and-sinus-symptoms.html
  2. In Memoriam: Donald Ainslie Henderson, 1928–2016

    Donald Ainslie Henderson, MD, MPH ’60, a leader of the international effort to eradicate smallpox – considered one of public health’s greatest successes – and a former dean of what is now the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, died Friday.
    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:57:31 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/in-memoriam-donald-ainslie-henderson-1928-2016.html
  3. Three Johns Hopkins Public Health Researchers Win Zika Challenge Grants

    Three teams from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be awarded grants from U.S. Agency for International Development’s Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge, the agency announced today.
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:03:30 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/three-johns-hopkins-public-health-researchers-win-zika-challenge-grants.html
  4. Diet Designed To Lower Blood Pressure Also Reduces Risk of Kidney Disease

    People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugary drinks and sodium were at a much lower risk of developing kidney disease over the course of two-plus decades.
    Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:56:33 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/diet -designed-to-lower-blood-pressure-also-reduces-risk of-kidney-disease.html
  5. Prisoners Worldwide Bear Higher Burdens of HIV and Other Infections

    Prisoners and detainees worldwide have higher burdens of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis than the communities from which they come, and the regular cycling of infected people in and out of prison is worsening the epidemics, new research suggests.
    Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:49:53 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/prisoners-worldwide-bear-higher-burdens-of-hiv-and-other-infections.html
  6. ‘Generic’ Biologic Drugs Appear Comparable to Brand-Name Counterparts

    Generic forms of a biologic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis appear to be as safe and effective as their brand-name counterparts, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analysis suggests.
    Mon, 01 Aug 2016 21:04:03 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/generic-biologic-drugs-appear-comparable-to-brand-name-counterparts.html
  7. Study: Indian Pedestrian and Motorcycle Deaths Likely Much Higher Than Government Statistics Suggest

    Government statistics on traffic deaths in southwest India significantly misrepresented the number of pedestrian and motorcycle deaths over a two-year period, casting doubt on that country’s government data on traffic fatalities, a study found.
    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:10:12 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/study-indian-pedestrian-and-motorcycle-deaths-likely-much-higher-than-government-statistics-suggest.html
  8. Cells From Same Cell Banks May Have Vast Genetic Variability

    In a surprise finding, researchers working with cells purchased at the same time from the same cell bank discovered that the cells responded differently to chemicals, even though no differences were detected in tests at the time of purchase.
    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:12:53 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/cells-from-same-cell-banks-may-have-vast-genetic-variability.html
  9. Menthol-Like Cigarettes Still Sold in Canada Despite Ban

    Researchers say marketing of new cigarettes that look like menthol violates spirit of new laws in Alberta and Nova Scotia.
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:09:43 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/menthol-like-cigarettess-still-sold-in-canada-despite-ban.html
  10. Majority of Physicians Have Favorite Patients, Study Finds

    Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:50:38 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/majority-of-physicians-have-favorite-patients-study-finds.html