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The Medium Is the Text Message: Eat Healthy
A weekly text message reminder can improve awareness around healthy food choices and calorie budgets, including those on FDA-mandated food labels, a new study has found. Learn More
Hog Farm Workers Carry Drug-Resistant Bacteria for Days
A new study of North Carolina hog farm workers has found that they can carry drug-resistant bacteria for up to 4 days instead of, as previous research had found, under 24 hours. Learn More
Empty Messaging? 'Drink Responsibly' Messages in Alcohol Ads Contain Few Public Health Basics
Study finds that nine out of 10 messages accompanying alcohol ads encouraged responsibility but none provided information about what that means. Learn More
New study finds that states with medical marijuana laws in place had 25% fewer prescription drug overdoses than states where medical marijuana is still illegal. Learn More
More Midwives in World's Poorest Countries Could Save Millions of Lives
Increasing the number of midwives in the poorest countries could save millions of women's and babies' lives, researchers from Jhpiego, a Hopkins-affiliated nonprofit, found. Learn More

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  1. Study: Public Feels More Negative Toward People With Drug Addiction Than Those With Mental Illness

    People are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward those suffering from drug addiction than those with mental illness, and don't support basic benefits for them, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:47:33 GMT
  2. Child Mortality Falls Worldwide, But Not Fast Enough, Study Finds

    Millions of children worldwide still die before their fifth birthday, with preterm birth complications and pneumonia together killing nearly 2 million young children in 2013, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:31:49 GMT
  3. Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit to Collaborate on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ New $125 Million Global Road Safety Program

    The International Injury Research Unit at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be one of eight organizations spearheading a continued effort to reduce injuries and fatalities caused by road traffic accidents.
    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:16:06 GMT
  4. Talk Therapy – Not Medication – Best for Social Anxiety Disorder, Large Study Finds

    While antidepressants are the most commonly used treatment for social anxiety disorder, new research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is more effective and, unlike medication, can have lasting effects long after treatment has stopped.
    Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:01:56 GMT
  5. The Power of Numbers A Single Statistic Can Strengthen Public Support for Traffic Safety Laws

    Public support for effective road safety laws can be strengthened by a single statistic that quantifies the traffic-related injury risks associated with a given law, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.
    Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:57:33 GMT
  6. Jose Oying Rimon Named New Director of Gates Institute

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Jose "Oying" Rimon as the new director of the School’s Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health.
    Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:13:42 GMT
  7. A New Way to Look at Diabetes and Heart Risk

    People with diabetes who appear otherwise healthy may have a six-fold higher risk of developing heart failure regardless of their cholesterol levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:19:13 GMT -look-at-diabetes-and-heart-risk.html
  8. A Weekly Text Message Could Encourage Healthier Food Choices, New Study Shows

    Many people are unaware that the FDA’s nutrition labels are based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, but a weekly text message reminder can greatly improve that awareness, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:39:15 GMT
  9. Hog Workers Carry Drug-Resistant Bacteria Even After They Leave the Farm

    Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:05:09 GMT
  10. Nation’s Leading Health Advocates Join Clinton Foundation, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Signing Consensus Statement on Prescription Drug Misuse, Abuse and Addiction

    The consensus statement is a direct response to President Clinton’s call-to-action in May 2014, when he addressed leading experts convened by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:40:32 GMT States.html