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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. Study Finds Significant Differences in Frailty by Region and by Race Among Older Americans

    A large-scale survey of older Americans living at home or in assisted living settings found that 15 percent are frail, a diminished state that makes people more vulnerable to falls, chronic disease and disability.
    Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:48:19 GMT
  2. Nearly Half of U.S. Seafood Supply Is Wasted

    As much as 47 percent of the edible U.S. seafood supply is lost each year, mainly from consumer waste, new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) suggests
    Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:32:05 GMT
  3. Teen Marijuana Use Down Despite Greater Availability

    Marijuana use among U.S. high school students is significantly lower today than it was 15 years ago, despite legal developments such as the decriminalization of the drug in some states and approval of recreational use in a handful, new research suggests.
    Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:12:45 GMT
  4. Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Names New Director

    Anthony D. So, MD, MPA, a leading expert in access to health technologies, innovation and public health practice, has been named director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
    Tue, 08 Sep 2015 18:47:31 GMT
  5. ‘Clever Adaptation’ Allows Yeast Infection Fungus to Evade Immune System Attack

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have discovered a new way that the most prevalent disease-causing fungus can thwart immune system attacks.
    Mon, 07 Sep 2015 19:00:00 GMT
  6. Suicide-By-Firearm Rates Shift in Two States After Changes in State Gun Laws

    A new study examining changes in gun policy in two states - Connecticut and Missouri -- finds that handgun purchaser licensing requirements influence suicide rates.
    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:52:21 GMT
  7. Sara Bleich Named 2015-2016 White House Fellow

    Sara N. Bleich, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed one of the 2015-2016 White House Fellows.
    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:31:05 GMT
  8. Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics

    Mathematical model shows more cases may be prevented and more lives saved when using one dose of cholera vaccine instead of recommended two doses.
    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:48:24 GMT
  9. Return on Investment Slipping in Biomedical Research

    As more money has been spent on biomedical research in the United States over the past 50 years, there has been diminished return on investment in terms of life expectancy gains and new drug approvals.
    Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:48:30 GMT on Investment Slipping in Biomedical Research
  10. In First Year, Two Florida Laws Reduce Amount of Opioids Prescribed, Study Suggests

    Two Florida laws, enacted to combat prescription drug abuse and misuse in that state, led to a small but significant decrease in the amount of opioids prescribed the first year the laws were in place.
    Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:17:57 GMT