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New Target May Boost Odds of Malaria Vaccine
Researchers discover a more potent target protein in the gut of malaria-carrying mosquitos, a finding that could accelerate vaccine development. Malaria kills up to 750,000 people a year, most of them children in sub-Sarahan Africa. Learn More
Keeping Legal Marijuana Out of the Hands of Kids
Policymakers could learn a lot from the successes – and failures – of the tobacco and alcohol industries in keeping legal marijuana products out of the hands of children and adolescents, JHSPH researchers write in the journal Pediatrics. Learn More
Raw Milk Consumption Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne Illness
Raw milk consumption is responsible for more than half of all foodborne illnesses, an analysis by Center for a Livable Future researchers finds. Learn More
Exposure to E-Cigarettes Impairs Immune Response in Mouse Model
Exposure to e-cigarettes was found to impair immune response in a study involving mice, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found. Learn More
Vitamin B May Offset Negative Effects of DDT on Fertility
Women with elevated DDT levels were more likely to get and stay pregnant than those with Vitamin B deficiency, new research finds. DDT, banned in the U.S. since 1972, is still used in some countries. Learn More

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  1. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Tsinghua University Establish China-Based Doctoral Program

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:20:30 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-and-tsinghua-university-establish-china-based-doctoral-program.html
  2. The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Turns 100

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:21:22 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/the-johns-hopkins-school-of-public-health-turns-100.html
  3. Specialized Therapy Taught by Lay Persons Can Aid Vulnerable, Traumatized Children in Developing Nations

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:20:00 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/specialized-therapy-taught-by-lay-persons-can-aid-vulnerable-traumatized-children-in-developing-nations.html
  4. Disconnect Between Doctors and Patients on Use of Email and Facebook

    A large number of patients use online communication tools such as email and Facebook to engage with their physicians, despite recommendations that clinicians limit email and social media contact with patients, new research suggests.
    Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:59:38 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/disconnect-between-doctors-and-patients-on-use-of-email-and-facebook.html
  5. Needle Exchanges Can Prevent HIV Outbreaks Like One in Indiana

    In New England Journal of Medicine, two experts make case for lifting federal funding bans for such programs to protect health of IV drug users
    Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:01:28 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/needle-exchanges-can-prevent-hiv-outbreaks-like-one-in-indiana.html
  6. Survey: Many Doctors Misunderstand Key Facets of Opioid Abuse

    Many primary care physicians – the top prescribers of prescription pain pills in the United States – don’t understand basic facts about how people may abuse the drugs or how addictive different formulations of the medications can be.
    Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:22:15 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/survey-many-doctors-misunderstand-key-facets-of-opioid-abuse.html
  7. Experts: Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak ‘Very High’ In Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

    Survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a “very high” risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts.
    Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:09:28 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/experts-risk-of-hepatitis-e-outbreak-very-high-in-earthquake-ravaged-nepal.html
  8. New Target May Increase Odds of Successful Mosquito-Based Malaria Vaccine

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have located a new – and likely more promising, they say – target for a potential vaccine against malaria, a mosquito-borne illness that kills as many as 750,000 people each year.
    Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:38:31 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/new-target-may-increase-odds-of-successful-mosquito-based-malaria-vaccine.html
  9. Connecticut Handgun Licensing Law Associated With 40 Percent Drop in Gun Homicides

    A 1995 Connecticut law requiring a permit or license – contingent on passing a background check – in order to purchase a handgun was associated with a 40 percent reduction in the state’s firearm-related homicide rate, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.
    Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:02:14 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/connecticut-handgun-licensing-law-associated-with-40-percent-drop-in-gun-homicides.html
  10. Americans May Be Wasting More Food Than They Think

    Most Americans are aware that food waste is a problem, are concerned about it, and say they work to reduce their own waste, but nearly three quarters believe that they waste less food than the national average, new research suggests.
    Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:50:36 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/americans-may-be-wasting-more-food-than-they-think.html