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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
Adderall Misuse Rising Among Young Adults, Study Finds
Researchers find an upswing in misuse and ER visits related to Adderall among 18- to 25-year-olds, many of whom get the drug from friends or family with no prescription for use as a study aid. Learn More
Estrogen Protective Against Flu in Women, Not Men, Study Finds
Estrogen, known to impede some viruses, dramatically reduced the amount of flu virus that replicated in infected cells from women but not from men, a new study led by JHSPH researchers suggests. Learn More
Fracking Linked to Premature Births
Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new research suggests. Learn More

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  1. Number of HIV Infections Falling in United States, But Fails to Meet Reduction Goals

    The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. decreased by 11 percent from 2010 to 2015, significant progress but short of goals outlined by the White House in 2010.
    Tue, 03 May 2016 13:56:23 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/number-of-hiv-infections-falling-in-united-states-but-fails-to-meet-reduction-goals.html
  2. Nonprofit Hospitals Earn Substantial Profits

    Seven of top 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofit, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers finds.
    Mon, 02 May 2016 19:55:07 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/nonprofit-hospitals-earn-substantial-profits.html
  3. Study: Even a Little Air Pollution May Have Long-Term Health Effects on Developing Fetus

    Researchers find biological evidence linking air pollution to intrauterine inflammation, a condition associated with adverse pregnancy and child outcomes.
    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:12:44 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/study-even-a-little-air-pollution-may-have-long-term-health-effects-on-developing-fetus.html
  4. The High Cost of Norovirus Worldwide

    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:22:06 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/the-high-cost-of-norovirus-worldwide.html
  5. Expert Panel Issues Recommendations for Health IT

    A national group of health information experts has issued recommendations to guide the new field of population health informatics.
    Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:14:24 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/expert-panel-issues-recommendations-for-health-it.html
  6. Scientists Develop Recipe for Testosterone-Producing Cells

    Series of growth factors and other proteins encourage stem cells to proliferate and differentiate into cells that make male hormone.
    Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:52:55 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/scientists-develop-recipe-for-testosterone-producing-cells.html
  7. Changes in State Policies Impact Fatal and Non-Fatal Assaults of Law Enforcement Officers

    A new study finds that state-level policy changes can impact the number of fatal and non-fatal assaults, including shootings, of law enforcement officers.
    Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:01:56 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/changes in-state-policies-impact-fatal-and-non-fatal-assaults-of-law-enforcement-officers.html
  8. Coordinated Response Could Reduce Spread of Emerging Superbug in Health Facilities by More Than 75 Percent, Study Suggests

    Infection control measures recommended by CDC could dramatically stave spread of resistant bacteria, a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:20:29 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/coordinated-response-could-reduce-spread-of-emerging-superbug-in-health-facilities-by-more-than-75-percent-study-suggests.html
  9. Maryland’s 2011 Alcohol Sales Tax Reduced Alcohol Sales, Study Suggests

    Maryland’s 2011 increase in the alcohol sales tax appears to have led to fewer purchases of beer, wine and liquor in the state, suggesting reduced alcohol use, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research indicates.
    Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:58:31 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/maryland-2011-alcohol-sales-tax-reduced-alcohol-sales-study-suggests.html
  10. Millions of Maternal and Child Lives Could Be Saved Every Year for Less Than $5 a Person

    Millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year by spending less than $5 on health care services such as contraception, medication, nutritional supplements, concludes an analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:29:42 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/millions-of-maternal-and-child-lives-could-be-saved-every-year-for-less-than-5-dollars-a-person.html