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  1. Zika May Cause Miscarriages, Thin Brain Tissue in Babies Carried to Term

    In mice, Zika virus appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and to babies born with thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells.
    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:28:43 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/zika-may-cause-miscarriages-thin-brain-tissue-in-babies-carried-to -term.html
  2. Pilot Study Finds Youth More Likely Than Adults To Report Seeing Alcohol Marketing on the Internet

    Underage youth are nearly twice as likely to recall seeing alcohol marketing on the internet than adults, with almost one in three saying they saw alcohol-related content in the previous month,
    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:31:27 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/pilot-study-finds-youth-more-likely-than-adults-to-report-seeing-alcohol-marketing-on-the-internet.html
  3. Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Linked to Reduction in Suicide Attempts Among High School Students

    The implementation of state laws legalizing same-sex marriage was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of suicide attempts among high school students – and an even greater reduction among gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents.
    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:56:42 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/same-sex-marriage-legalization-linked-to-reduction-in-suicide-attempts-among-high-school-students.html
  4. Majority of Opioid Medications Not Safely Stored in Homes With Children, Survey Finds

    Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study finds.
    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:23:23 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/majority-of-opioid-medications-not-safely-stored-in-home-with-children-survey-finds.html
  5. Open Philanthropy Project Awards $16 Million to Center for Health Security

    The Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded a three-year, $16 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project for work on preventing and preparing for the most serious global biological risks.
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:01:24 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/open-philanthropy-project-awards-16-million-dollars-to-center-for-health-security.html
  6. Study: Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquids

    A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found high levels of toxic metals in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape.
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:03:12 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/study-toxic-metals-found-in-e-cigarette-liquids.html
  7. Federal Equity Law Has Increased Use of Services for Autism Without Raising Out-of-Pocket Costs

    A federal law aimed at requiring equal insurance benefits for both physical and mental health care has increased the use of services by children with autism spectrum disorder without increasing the out-of-pocket costs to their families.
    Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:02:20 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/federal-equity-law-has-increased-use-of-services-for-autism-without-raising-out-of-pocket-costs.html
  8. Researchers Identify Mechanism in Chikungunya Virus That Controls Infection and Severity

    Researchers led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified a mechanism by which the chikungunya virus infects healthy cells and controls how severe the disease it causes will be.
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:53:26 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/researchers-identify-mechanism-in-chikungunya-virus-that-controls-infection-and-severity.html
  9. Cervical Cancer Death Rates Higher Among Older and Black Women

    A woman’s risk of dying of cervical cancer is higher than long believed, particularly among older and black women, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:48:36 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/cervical-cancer-death-rates-higher-among-older-and-black-women.html
  10. Patients Face ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills From Out-of-Network Specialists

    Privately insured consumers are often stuck with surprise medical bills that are much higher than they anticipated.
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:14:30 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/patients-face-surprise-medical-bills-from-out-of-network-specialists.html
  11. More With Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Have Health Insurance

    Significantly more people with mental illness and substance use disorders had insurance coverage in 2014 due to the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but many barriers to treatment remain.
    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:55:00 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/more-with-mental-illness-and-substance-use-disorders-have-health-insurance.html
  12. In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming

    Teens who play games more than four hours a day may not develop addiction-like problems if they are socially engaged with others.
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:56:17 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/in-teens-strong-friendships-may-mitigate-depression-associated-with-excessive-video-gaming.html
  13. Evidence Growing of Link Between Youth Exposure to Alcohol Marketing and Youth Drinking

    First review of long-term studies since 2008 finds youth who are more exposed to alcohol marketing are at higher risk of drinking across continents, cultures
    Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:52:03 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/evidence-growing-of-link-between-youth-exposure-to-alcohol-marketing-and-youth-drinking.html
  14. Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

    State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes
    Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:06:24 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/ignition-interlock-laws-reduce-alcohol-involved-fatal-crashes.html
  15. Cynthia Schaffer Minkovitz Named Bloomberg School Department Chair

    Cynthia Schaffer Minkovitz, MD, MPP, an international expert on pediatric preventive care, has been appointed chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:51:40 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/cynthia-schaffer-minkovitz-named-bloomberg-school-department-chair.html
  16. Fewer See E-Cigarettes as Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

    The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco.
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:06:10 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/fewer-see-e-cigarettes-as-less-harmful-than-cigarettes.html
  17. Colleen Barry Appointed Chair of Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:00:38 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/colleen-barry-appointed-chair-of-department-of-health-policy-and-management.html