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Our New Website Focuses on the Ebola Epidemic
The Bloomberg School's new Ebola website links to videos from the Dean's Symposium and also features Q&A's with faculty experts and dispatches from faculty, students and alumni working to contain the epidemic. 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
Chain Restaurants Reduce Calories on Menu Items
Large chain restaurants introduced items with fewer calories, 60 on average, in 2012 and 2013, a new JHSPH study finds. The move is likely in anticipation of new federal rules requiring calorie counts on menus. Learn More
Small Spills at Gas Stations Could Cause More Harm Than Thought
A new JHSPH study finds that small spills at gas stations could present public health risks over time due to soil and groundwater contamination in residential areas close to gas stations. Learn More
Talk Therapy, Not Medication, Better for Social Anxiety Disorder
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of talk therapy, proves more effective, with longer lasting effects after treatment, than medication, a new JHSPH study finds. Learn More

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  1. Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center Awarded 5-Year Contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a five-year contract to the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center to help the Center continue to promote evidence-informed decision-making in clinical practice and public health policy
    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:52:51 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-evidence-based-practice-center-awarded-5-year-contract-from-the-agency-for-healthcare-research-and-quality.html
  2. Primary Care Doctors Report Prescribing Fewer Opioids for Pain

    Nine in 10 primary care physicians say that prescription drug abuse is a problem and nearly half say they are less likely to prescribe opioids to treat pain compared to a year ago, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:03:18 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/primary-care-doctors-report-prescribing-fewer-opioids-for-pain.html
  3. Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Exposed To Traumatic Social or Family Experiences During Childhood

    Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found.
    Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:59:00 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/nearly-half-of-u.s.-kids-exposed-to-traumatic-social-or-family-experiences-during-childhood.html
  4. Vitamin E Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Miscarriage Among Poor Women

    Pregnant women in Bangladesh with low levels of vitamin E are nearly twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those with adequate levels of the vitamin in their blood, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:34:47 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/vitamin-e-deficiency-linked-to-greater-risk-of-miscarriage-among-poor-women.html
  5. Diabetes in Midlife Linked to Significant Cognitive Decline 20 Years Later

    People diagnosed with diabetes in midlife are more likely to experience significant memory and cognitive problems during the next 20 years than those with healthy blood sugar levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:20:56 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/diabetes-in-midlife-linked-to-significant-cognitive-decline-20-years-later.html
  6. Suicide Risk Falls Substantially After Talk Therapy

    Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new research suggests..
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:22:21 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/suicide-risk-falls-substantially-after-talk-therapy.html
  7. News Tips from American Public Health Association Meeting in New Orleans

    Roundup of papers and posters being presented at the APHA meeting in New Orleans.
    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:40:30 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/news-tips-from-american-public-health-association-meeting-in-new-orleans.html
  8. Being Poor Is Not the Same Everywhere

    Young people in poor neighborhoods who perceive their communities in a positive light report better health and well-being than those with worse perceptions of where they live, research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:24:46 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/being-poor-is-not-the-same-everywhere.html
  9. Creating Trust in the Time of Ebola

    One reason the Ebola outbreak got out of control in West Africa early on was a lack of trust among community members, frontline health workers and the broader health system, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
    Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:08:00 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/creating-trust-in-the-time-of-ebola.html
  10. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million Grant for Large-Scale Prospective Birth Cohort Study on Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration / Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:42:04 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-researchers-awarded-one-and-a-half-million-dollar-grant-for-arge-scale-prospective-birth-cohort-study-on-autism-spectrum-disorders.html