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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. 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 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/a-new-way-to -look-at-diabetes-and-heart-risk.html
  2. 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 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/a-weekly-text-message-could-encourage-healthier-food-choices-new-study-shows.html
  3. Hog Workers Carry Drug-Resistant Bacteria Even After They Leave the Farm

    Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:05:09 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/hog-workers-carry-drug-resistant-bacteria-even-after-they-leave-the-farm.html
  4. 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 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/nations-leading-health-advocates-join-clinton-foundation-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-healthin-signing-consensus-statement-on-prescription-drug-misuse-abuse-and-addiction-in-the-united States.html
  5. Normal-Weight Counselors Feel More Successful Than Heavier Counselors at Helping Obese Patients Slim Down, Study Suggests

    A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that normal-weight nutrition and exercise counselors feel significantly more successful in getting obese patients to lose weight than those who are overweight.
    Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:59:29 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/normal-weight-counselors-feel-more-successful-than-heavier-counselors-at-helping-obese-patients-slim-down-study-suggests.html
  6. ‘Drink Responsibly’ Messages in Alcohol Ads Promote Products, Not Public Health

    Alcohol industry magazine ads reminding consumers to “drink responsibly” or “enjoy in moderation” fail to convey basic public health information, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:59:17 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/drink-responsibly-messages-in-alcohol-ads-promote-products-not-public-health.html
  7. State Medical Marijuana Laws Linked to Lower Prescription Overdose Deaths

    A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that injecting a vaccine-like compound into mice was effective in protecting them from malaria.
    Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:13:25 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/state-medical-marijuana-laws-linked-to-lower-prescription-overdose-deaths.html
  8. Measuring Calcium Buildup Is a Better Way to Predict Heart Disease in Those With Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds

    Calcium buildup in the coronary arteries of chronic kidney disease patients may be a strong indicator of heart disease risk, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.
    Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:31:39 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/measuring-calcium-buildup-is-a-better-way to-predict-heart-disease-in-those-with-chronic-kidney-disease-study-finds.html
  9. CDC Awards $4 Million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $4 million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:48:27 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/cdc-awards-four-million-dollars-to-the-johns-hopkins-center-for-injury-research-and-policy.html
  10. Harnessing the Power of Bacteria’s Sophisticated Immune System

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they now have a clear picture of the bacterial immune system and say its unique shape is likely why bacteria can so quickly recognize and destroy their assailants.
    Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:13:04 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/harnessing-the-power-of-bacterias-sophisticated-immune-system.html