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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
Exposure to E-Cigarettes Impairs Immune Response in Mouse Model
Exposure to e-cigarettes was found to impair immune response in a study involving mice, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found. 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

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  1. HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns

    The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, an analysis finds.
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:14:28 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/hiv-prevention-and-risk-behaviors-follow-weekly-patterns.html
  2. BPA Risk to Newborns May Be Smaller Than Previously Believed

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that while a large majority of newborns are exposed in their earliest days to bisphenol A (BPA), they can chemically alter and rid their bodies of it.
    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:19:12 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/bpa-risk-to-newborns-may-be-smaller-than-previously-believed.html
  3. Underage Drinkers Most Influenced By Alcohol Marketing More Likely to Report Dangerous Drinking Behaviors

    Underage youth who cite alcohol marketing and influence of adults and movies as main reasons for consuming specific brands of alcohol are more likely to drink more and report adverse consequences than youth who report other reasons, new research suggests.
    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:15:04 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/underage-drinkers-most-influenced-by-alcohol-marketing-more-likely-to-report-dangerous-drinking-behaviors.html
  4. Study: Civic Engagement May Stave Off Brain Atrophy, Improve Memory

    Meaningful activities experienced with others may reverse the normal brain shrinkage associated with the aging process, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study find.
    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:57:37 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/study-civic-engagement-may-stave-off-brain-atrophy-improve-memory.html
  5. Increased Levels of Radon in Pennsylvania Homes Correspond to Onset of Fracking

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes have been on the rise since 2004, around the time that the fracking industry began drilling natural gas wells in the state.
    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:56:53 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/increased-levels-of-radon-in-pennsylvania-homes-correspond-to-onset-of-fracking.html
  6. Molecular Pathway Known to Suppress Tumors Appears to Also Reduce Burden of Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Findings of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt-led study shed light on quality control measures that help keep cells healthy and go awry in diseases like ALS.
    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:06:04 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/molecular-pathway-known-to-suppress-tumors Appears-to-also-reduce-burden-of-neurodegenerative-diseases.html
  7. Simpler Antibiotic Treatment Options Could Help Millions of Infants Who Lack Access to Hospital Care

    Treating severe infections at home with fewer injections could increase access to care when hospitalization is not possible, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:08:04 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/simpler-antibiotic-treatment-options-could-help-millions-of-infants-who-lack-access-to-hospital-care.html
  8. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Names New Department Chair

    Arturo Casadevall to lead Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:23:44 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-names-new-department-chair.html
  9. Global Health NOW Launches Website

    Global Health NOW, an e-newsletter started last year by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has launched a website. It will cover the global health stories of the day, and serve as a convening news forum for global health professionals.
    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:58:17 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/global-health-now-launches-website.html
  10. Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne Illness, Analysis Finds

    An analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk put consumers at much greater risk for foodborne illness than drinking pasteurized milk.
    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:48:31 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/Drinking Raw-milk-dramatically-increases-risk-for-foodborne-illness-analysis-finds.html