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Our New Website Focuses on the Ebola Epidemic
The Bloomberg School's new Ebola website links to videos from the Dean's Symposium and also features Q&A's with faculty experts and dispatches from faculty, students and alumni working to contain the epidemic. 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
`Being Poor Is Not the Same Everywhere'
Nearly 2,400 adolescents, five cities*, one survey: Those who perceived their poor communities in a positive light reported better health and well-being. *Shanghai, New Delhi, Ibadan (Nigeria), Johannesburg and Baltimore. Learn More
Chain Restaurants Reduce Calories on Menu Items
Large chain restaurants introduced items with fewer calories, 60 on average, in 2012 and 2013, a new JHSPH study finds. The move is likely in anticipation of new federal rules requiring calorie counts on menus. Learn More
Small Spills at Gas Stations Could Cause More Harm Than Thought
A new JHSPH study finds that small spills at gas stations could present public health risks over time due to soil and groundwater contamination in residential areas close to gas stations. Learn More

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  1. Individuals May Consider Organic an Important Factor When Defining Healthy Food

    Consumers think organic is an important factor in deciding whether or not a particular food item is healthy, according to new research by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:44:01 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/individuals-may-consider-organic-an-important-factor-when-defining-healthy-food.html
  2. Dean of Bloomberg School of Public Health Appointed to Packard Foundation Board of Trustees

    Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
    Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:58:56 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/dean-of-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appointed-to-packard-foundation-board-of-trustees.html
  3. Vitamin B May Counter Negative Effects of Pesticide on Fertility

    Women exposed to DDT who had adequate B vitamin intake were more likely to get and stay pregnant than those who were deficient, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
    Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:10:32 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/vitamin-b-may-counter-negative-effects-of-pesticide-on-fertility.html
  4. Daily Multivitamin Improves Pregnancy Outcomes in South Asia, JAMA Study Suggests

    A multivitamin given daily to pregnant women in rural Bangladesh reduced pre-term births, increased infant birth weight and resulted in healthier babies overall, according to research conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:17:03 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/daily-multivitamin-improves-pregnancy-outcomes-in-south-asia-jama-study-suggests.html
  5. Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center Awarded 5-Year Contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a five-year contract to the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center to help the Center continue to promote evidence-informed decision-making in clinical practice and public health policy
    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:52:51 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-evidence-based-practice-center-awarded-5-year-contract-from-the-agency-for-healthcare-research-and-quality.html
  6. Primary Care Doctors Report Prescribing Fewer Opioids for Pain

    Nine in 10 primary care physicians say that prescription drug abuse is a problem and nearly half say they are less likely to prescribe opioids to treat pain compared to a year ago, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:03:18 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/primary-care-doctors-report-prescribing-fewer-opioids-for-pain.html
  7. Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Exposed To Traumatic Social or Family Experiences During Childhood

    Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found.
    Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:59:00 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/nearly-half-of-u.s.-kids-exposed-to-traumatic-social-or-family-experiences-during-childhood.html
  8. Vitamin E Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Miscarriage Among Poor Women

    Pregnant women in Bangladesh with low levels of vitamin E are nearly twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those with adequate levels of the vitamin in their blood, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:34:47 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/vitamin-e-deficiency-linked-to-greater-risk-of-miscarriage-among-poor-women.html
  9. Diabetes in Midlife Linked to Significant Cognitive Decline 20 Years Later

    People diagnosed with diabetes in midlife are more likely to experience significant memory and cognitive problems during the next 20 years than those with healthy blood sugar levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:20:56 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/diabetes-in-midlife-linked-to-significant-cognitive-decline-20-years-later.html
  10. Suicide Risk Falls Substantially After Talk Therapy

    Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new research suggests..
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:22:21 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/suicide-risk-falls-substantially-after-talk-therapy.html