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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
`Being Poor Is Not the Same Everywhere'
Nearly 2,400 adolescents, five cities*, one survey: Those who perceived their poor communities in a positive light reported better health and well-being. *Shanghai, New Delhi, Ibadan (Nigeria), Johannesburg and Baltimore. Learn More

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  1. Primary Care Visits Available to Most Uninsured But at a High Price

    `Secret shopper’ study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers finds cost of basic new patient visit without health insurance far more than most uninsured can afford.
    Tue, 05 May 2015 15:07:13 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/primary-care-visits-available-to-most-uninsured-but-at-a-high-price.html
  2. Keeping Legalized Marijuana Out of Hands of Kids

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggest regulators could learn lessons from tobacco and alcohol industries to keep harmful products away from young people.
    Mon, 04 May 2015 13:08:50 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/keeping-legalized-marijuana-out-of-hands-of-kids.html
  3. HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns

    The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, an analysis finds.
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:14:28 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/hiv-prevention-and-risk-behaviors-follow-weekly-patterns.html
  4. BPA Risk to Newborns May Be Smaller Than Previously Believed

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that while a large majority of newborns are exposed in their earliest days to bisphenol A (BPA), they can chemically alter and rid their bodies of it.
    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:19:12 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/bpa-risk-to-newborns-may-be-smaller-than-previously-believed.html
  5. Underage Drinkers Most Influenced By Alcohol Marketing More Likely to Report Dangerous Drinking Behaviors

    Underage youth who cite alcohol marketing and influence of adults and movies as main reasons for consuming specific brands of alcohol are more likely to drink more and report adverse consequences than youth who report other reasons, new research suggests.
    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:15:04 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/underage-drinkers-most-influenced-by-alcohol-marketing-more-likely-to-report-dangerous-drinking-behaviors.html
  6. Study: Civic Engagement May Stave Off Brain Atrophy, Improve Memory

    Meaningful activities experienced with others may reverse the normal brain shrinkage associated with the aging process, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study find.
    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:57:37 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/study-civic-engagement-may-stave-off-brain-atrophy-improve-memory.html
  7. Increased Levels of Radon in Pennsylvania Homes Correspond to Onset of Fracking

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes have been on the rise since 2004, around the time that the fracking industry began drilling natural gas wells in the state.
    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:56:53 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/increased-levels-of-radon-in-pennsylvania-homes-correspond-to-onset-of-fracking.html
  8. Molecular Pathway Known to Suppress Tumors Appears to Also Reduce Burden of Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Findings of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt-led study shed light on quality control measures that help keep cells healthy and go awry in diseases like ALS.
    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:06:04 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/molecular-pathway-known-to-suppress-tumors Appears-to-also-reduce-burden-of-neurodegenerative-diseases.html
  9. Simpler Antibiotic Treatment Options Could Help Millions of Infants Who Lack Access to Hospital Care

    Treating severe infections at home with fewer injections could increase access to care when hospitalization is not possible, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:08:04 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/simpler-antibiotic-treatment-options-could-help-millions-of-infants-who-lack-access-to-hospital-care.html
  10. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Names New Department Chair

    Arturo Casadevall to lead Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:23:44 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-names-new-department-chair.html