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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Names Two New Deans

    Laura Morlock, PhD, MA, has been appointed executive vice dean for academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Elizabeth Stuart, PhD, MA, has been named associate dean for education.
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:22:25 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-names-two-new-deans.html
  4. Gates Institute Announces ‘The Challenge Initiative’

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health is launching The Challenge Initiative, a global urban reproductive health program supported by a three-year, $42 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:48:07 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/gates-institute-announces-the-challenge-initiative.html
  5. Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Increased Risk of Asthma Attacks

    People with asthma who live near bigger or larger numbers of active unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are 1.5 to four times likelier to have asthma attacks than those who live farther away.
    Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:37:51 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/study-fracking-industry-wells-associated-with-increased-risk-of-asthma-attacks.html
  6. New Control Strategies Needed for Zika and Other Unexpected Mosquito-Borne Outbreaks

    A recent spate of unexpected mosquito-borne disease outbreaks – including the Zika virus – have highlighted the need to better understand the development and spread of little-known diseases and for new strategies to control them.
    Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:06:03 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/new-control-strategies-needed-for-zika-and-other-unexpected-mosquito-borne-outbreaks.html
  7. Male Circumcision, HIV Treatment Can Significantly Reduce Infections in African Men

    Increasing the number of men who undergo circumcision and increasing the rates at which women with HIV are given antiretroviral therapy were associated with significant declines in new male HIV infections in rural Uganda, new research suggests.
    Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:02:55 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/male-circumcision-hiv-treatment-can-significantly-reduce-infections-in-african-men.html
  8. Study: One-Third of Hospitals in Developing World Lack Running Water

    A study of 430 hospitals in the developing world found that more than one-third lacked running water, a deficiency that can lead to unsanitary conditions for patients in general and dangerous conditions for those who need surgery.
    Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:32:13 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/study-one-third-of-hospitals-in-developing-world-lack-running-water.html
  9. Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative To Delivering Vaccines in Developing World

    Deploying drones in low- and middle-income countries could also improve vaccination rates.
    Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:05:23 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/drones-could-be-cheaper-alternative-to-delivering-vaccines-in-developing-world.html
  10. Breaking the Cycle of Obesity

    Adequate folate levels in obese pregnant women may substantially reduce risk that their children will become overweight or obese
    Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:00:38 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/breaking-the-cycle-of-obesity.html