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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
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
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. Researchers Find Link Between Air Pollution and Heart Disease

    Researchers have found a link between higher levels of a specific kind of air pollution in major urban areas and an increase in cardiovascular-related hospitalizations such as for heart attacks in people 65 and older.
    Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:34:59 GMT
  2. Public Health Leaders Urge Far-Reaching Reforms to Curb Prescription Opioid Epidemic

    A group of experts, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, today issued recommendations aimed at stemming the prescription opioid epidemic, a crisis that kills an average of 44 people a day in the U.S.
    Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:07:38 GMT
  3. New Online Tool Predicts Lifetime Risk of Kidney Failure

    Healthy older people are at relatively low risk of developing kidney failure during their lifetimes – even if they have somewhat reduced kidney function – making them good candidates to be living kidney donors, new research suggests.
    Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:41:07 GMT
  4. Bloomberg School Receives $25 Million to Expand Data Survey Collection Through Mobile Phones

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand data collection activities under the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) project.
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 19:22:01 GMT
  5. Food Policy: Cutting Waste, Broadening Systems

    In two separate articles, researchers detail strategies aimed at cutting food waste and broadening approaches to food policy, moves that the researchers say would ultimately improve public health and food security.
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:54:59 GMT
  6. Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Shows Promise in Early Trial

    A new candidate vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) made with a weakened version of the virus shows great promise at fighting the disease, the leading cause of hospitalization for children under the age of one in the U.S.
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:19:03 GMT
  7. News Tips from the American Public Health Association Meeting in Chicago

    Four research presentations given by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Chicago.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:54:10 GMT
  8. Restaurants Listing Calorie Counts on the Menu Offer More Lower Calorie Items

    Large U.S.-based chain restaurants that voluntarily list calorie counts on their menus average nearly 140 fewer calories per item than those that do not post the information, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:09:22 GMT
  9. Study: Small Urban Corner Stores Offer Increased Healthy Food Options

    Federal food policy changes led to increased availability of healthy foods at smaller urban corner stores in Baltimore, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:36:58 GMT
  10. Find Way to Focus On Dietary Supplement Safety, Experts Say

    A former principal FDA deputy commissioner is proposing that regulators of dietary supplements: Focus less on whether these vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts actually do what they claim and instead take important steps to improve their safety.
    Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:18:16 GMT