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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
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
Talk Therapy, Not Medication, Better for Social Anxiety Disorder
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of talk therapy, proves more effective, with longer lasting effects after treatment, than medication, a new JHSPH study finds. Learn More
Drug Addiction More Stigmatized Than Mental Illness
A new JHSPH study found that people harbored more negative feelings toward drug addicts than those with mental illness. Both are treatable conditions. Learn More

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  1. 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 GMT
  2. News Tips from American Public Health Association Meeting in New Orleans

    Roundup of papers and posters being presented at the APHA meeting in New Orleans.
    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:40:30 GMT
  3. Being Poor Is Not the Same Everywhere

    Young people in poor neighborhoods who perceive their communities in a positive light report better health and well-being than those with worse perceptions of where they live, research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:24:46 GMT
  4. Creating Trust in the Time of Ebola

    One reason the Ebola outbreak got out of control in West Africa early on was a lack of trust among community members, frontline health workers and the broader health system, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
    Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:08:00 GMT
  5. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million Grant for Large-Scale Prospective Birth Cohort Study on Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration / Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:42:04 GMT
  6. New Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion Launched By Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is launching the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, which will develop programs that encourage healthy behavioral change and train faculty and students in health promotion and advocacy.
    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:48:42 GMT
  7. Premature Infants Are Exposed to Unsafe Levels of Chemical in Medical Products Used to Save Their Lives

    Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in many medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be adversely affected by equipment designed to help save their lives.
    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:33:50 GMT
  8. Older Women With Breathing Problems During Sleep More Likely to Experience Decline in Ability to Perform Daily Tasks

    Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily tasks--grocery shopping and meal preparation--according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:29:31 GMT
  9. Johns Hopkins Opens New Public Policy Center in Barcelona

    Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:55:00 GMT
  10. New Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs to Treat Lyme Disease

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a test they say will allow them to test thousands of FDA-approved drugs to see if they will work against the bacteria that causes tick-borne Lyme disease.
    Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:51:34 GMT to-treat-lyme-disease.html