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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. Simple Mouth Rinse Could Help Predict Recurrence of HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancers

    In small study, oropharyngeal cancer patients with HPV traces post-treatment were more likely to have cancer recurrence; finding could lead to new monitoring protocols
    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:34:10 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/simple-mouth-rinse-could-help-predict-recurrence-of-hpv-related-oropharyngeal-cancers.html
  2. Poor Diabetes Control Found In Older Americans

    Only one in three older Americans have their diabetes under control as measured by guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:38:30 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/poor-diabetes-control-found-in-older-americans.html
  3. Burden of Dengue, Chikungunya in India Far Worse Than Understood

    New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research finds new evidence that an extremely high number of people in southern India are exposed to two mosquito-borne viruses -- dengue and chikungunya.
    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:03:07 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/burden-of-dengue-chikungunya-in-india-far-worse-than-understood.html
  4. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Welcomes New Health Advisory Board Chair

    Stephen G. Moore, MD, MPH ’93, president and chief executive officer of CarDon & Associates, has been appointed chair of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s 39-member advisory board.
    Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:21:53 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-welcomes-new-health-advisory-board-chair.html
  5. Skin Cancer Marker Plays Critical Role in Tumor Growth

    New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that the protein keratin 17 s not just a biomarker for the cancer but may play a critical role in tumor growth.
    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:15:09 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/skin-cancer-marker-plays-critical-role-in-tumor-growth.html
  6. Support for Overdose-Reversing Drug Low, But Can Be Bolstered With Right Messages

    While most Americans do not support policies designed to increase distribution of naloxone – a medication that reverses the effects of a drug overdose – certain types of educational messages about its lifesaving benefits may bolster support for its use.
    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:44:06 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/support-for-overdose-reversing-drug-low-but-can-be-bolstered-with-right-messages.html
  7. Offering Healthier Options at Carryout Stores Improves Bottom Line

    A pilot program designed to encourage mom and pop carryout shops in Baltimore to promote and sell healthier menu items not only improved eating habits, but also increased the stores’ gross revenue by an average 25 percent.
    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:07:35 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/offering-healthier-options-at-carryout-stores-improves-bottom-line.html
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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