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1999 News Releases

December

12/14/99 Reducing Welfare Payments Has No Impact on Vaccination Rates For Young Children in Maryland   

12/13/99 Needlestick Injuries to Healthcare Workers Significantly Reduced

12/07/99 Zinc Reduces Pneumonia by 41 percent and Diarrhea by Up to 25 percent

12/06/99 U.S. Vital Statistics Show Death Rates Down, Birth Rates Up

12/01/99 Managed Mental Health Care Plans Likely to Impose Arbitrary Benefit Limits

November

11/24/99 For-Profit Dialysis Facilities Have Higher Mortality Rates and Lower Transplant Referral Rates Than Not-For-Profit Facilities   

11/15/99 Scientists Discover How Viral Infections Trigger Asthma Attacks   

11/01/99 Urine Testing Proves an Accurate Measure in HIV Screening    

October

10/18/99 Prevention Science Comes of Age    

10/08/99 Susan Baker Honored With American Public Health Association's Award for Excellence  

10/05/99 Urgent Need for Smoking Prevention Program in China  

10/04/99 Minorities' Primary Health Care Substandard Compared To Whites'

September

09/29/99 Treating Sexually Transmitted Diseases Does Not Reduce HIV Incidence in Mature HIV Epidemics  

09/29/99 Hyperventilation of Cold Air Produces Asthma-Like Symptoms in Dogs  

09/22/99 Frequent Injection Drug Use May Increase Risk  

09/09/99  House Flies Can Transmit Cryptosporidium  

09/09/99 Public Health Project to Address Problems of Animal Production  

August

08/31/99 Educated Moms Better at Predicting Baby's Sex    

08/31/99 Traffic Exhaust Poisons Home Air 

08/25/99 Self Collection of HPV Samples Promotes Early Screening for Cervical Cancer   

08/16/99  Drinking Polluted Water May Increase Risk of Esophageal Cancer  

08/16/99 Ski and Snowboard Injury Study on the Internet   

July

07/22/99 Death Rates Rise for North Korean Migrants  

07/21/99 Study Shows Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Drops in the Oldest Old

07/15/99 Vitamin A Cuts Children's Malaria Risk by Nearly a Third

07/14/99 Lactose-Free Soy-Based Baby Formula Recommended for Treatment

07/07/99 High Rates of Sexual Transmission of HIV Found in Married Couples

June

06/30/99 Work Environment Affects Rate of Back Injuries

06/25/99 Live Drama May Be More Effective Than TV or Radio in Teaching About AIDS 

06/17/99 Researchers Block Sexual Stage of Malaria Parasite

06/16/99 Study Analyzes Relationship Between Disease Burden and NIH Funding

May

05/28/99 Comprehensive Community Care for Mentally Ill Cuts Hospital Days

05/25/99 Gates Foundations Give Johns Hopkins $20 Million

05/25/99 Students Living on Campus Get Meningitis More Often

05/25/99 Alcohol Important in Injury Mortality

April

04/27/99 Pollutants Found in House Dust Increase Pesticide's Toxicity

04/10/99 Having A Primary Care Physician Can Offset Some Adverse Health Effects of Poverty

04/10/99 Regardless of Their Risk of Colon Cancer, Most Would Undergo Genetic Screening

04/08/99 Study Defines Scope of Vaccine-Preventable Infections in Asia

March

03/24/99 Cheap, Convenient DNA Vaccine May Short-Circuit Malaria Parasite

03/17/99 Fifteenth Anniversary of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study

February

02/26/99 Dietary Vitamin A Supplements Improve Maternal Survival in South Asia

02/16/99 Researchers Prove Chemoprevention Can Work

02/11/99 Controlling Sexually Transmitted Diseases May Not Lower HIV Infection Rate  

02/01/99 Ethnic Disparities Between Blacks and Whites Receiving Cardiac Procedures Eliminated  

January

01/26/99 Researchers Study Methods To Improve Cervical Cancer Screening

Public Affairs Media Contact for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Tim Parsons at 410-955-7619 or tmparson@jhsph.edu.