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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. 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 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/sara-bleich-named-2015-2016-white-house-fellow.html
  2. 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 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/less-may-be-more-in-slowing-cholera-epidemics.html
  3. 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 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/Return on Investment Slipping in Biomedical Research
  4. 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 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/in-first-year-two-florida-laws-reduce-amount-of-opioids-prescribed-study-suggests.html
  5. Hepatitis C Infection May Fuel Heart Risk

    People infected with the hepatitis C virus are at risk for liver damage, but the results of a new Johns Hopkins study now show the infection may also spell heart trouble.
    Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:31:16 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/hepatitis-c-infection-may-fuel-heart-risk.html
  6. Transplant Recipients More Likely To Develop Aggressive Melanoma

    Organ transplant recipients are twice as likely to develop melanoma as people who do not undergo a transplant, and three times more likely to die of the dangerous skin cancer, suggests new research.
    Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:06:09 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/transplant-recipients-more-likely-to-develop-aggressive-melanoma.html
  7. Developing a Better Flu Vaccine

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for those under two and over 49 – two groups for which the vaccine is not approved.
    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:10:45 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/developing a-better-flu-vaccine.html
  8. Striking a Gender Balance Among Speakers at Scientific Conferences

    Increasing the number of female speakers at a scientific conference can be done relatively quickly by calling attention to gender disparities common at such meetings and getting more women involved in the planning process.
    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:24:40 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/striking a-gender-balance-among-speakers-at-scientific-conferences.html
  9. Simple Mouth Rinse Could Help Predict Recurrence of HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancers

    In small study, oropharyngeal cancer patients with HPV traces post-treatment were more likely to have cancer recurrence; finding could lead to new monitoring protocols
    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:34:10 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/simple-mouth-rinse-could-help-predict-recurrence-of-hpv-related-oropharyngeal-cancers.html
  10. Poor Diabetes Control Found In Older Americans

    Only one in three older Americans have their diabetes under control as measured by guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:38:30 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/poor-diabetes-control-found-in-older-americans.html