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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. Women May Be Able To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Predicted By Their Genes

    Women with a high risk of developing breast cancer based on family history and genetic risk can still reduce the chance they will develop the disease in their lifetimes by following a healthy lifestyle.
    Thu, 26 May 2016 17:20:26 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/women-may-be-able-to-reduce-breast-cancer-risk-predicted-by-their-genes.html
  2. Study: Unmet Surgical Needs High for World’s 60 Million Refugees

    The world’s estimated 60 million refugees, displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, may need at least 2.78 million surgeries a year.
    Thu, 26 May 2016 16:59:47 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/study-unmet-surgical-needs-high-for-worlds-60-million-refugees.html
  3. Too Much Folate in Pregnant Women Increases Risk for Autism, Study Suggests

    Researchers say that while folate deficiency is bad for developing fetus, excessive amounts could also be harmful
    Wed, 11 May 2016 14:47:40 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/too-much-folate-in-pregnant-women-increases-risk-for-autism-study-suggests.html
  4. Children in Developing World Infected With Parasite – Even Without Appearing Ill – May Be More Prone to Stunted Growth

    Research finds Cryptosporidium infects more than 75 percent of poor children in Bangladeshi slum; more than half experience stunting
    Wed, 04 May 2016 20:21:36 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2016/children-in-developing-world-infected-with-parasite-even-without-appearing-ill-may-be-more-prone-to-stunted-growth.html
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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