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March 31, 2021
Study Identifies Risk Factors for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Mortality Among U.S. Nursing Home Residents
Study of almost 500,000 elderly in over 15,000 nursing homes finds that risk factors for infection differed greatly from risk factors for hospitalization and death.
March 24, 2021
The new archive will provide free public access to anyone who is interested in investigating the activities that have led to the devastating epidemic, which has now contributed to the deaths of nearly 500,000 people.
March 4, 2021
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Javier Cepeda as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health
Javier Cepeda’s research interests include understanding how punitive drug policies can increase the risk of fatal and non-fatal overdose and HIV and hepatitis C virus transmission.
February 23, 2021
New Blood Pressure-Lowering Guidelines Could Benefit 25 Million Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease
New guidelines call for bringing systolic blood pressure levels down to 120 mmHg in CKD patients.
February 15, 2021
Johns Hopkins Researchers Awarded $1.7 Million National Cancer Institute Grant to Determine Link between Senescent Stromal Fibroblasts and Prostate Cancer Lethality
This study aims to identify and treat potentially lethal prostate cancer.
February 8, 2021
Study suggests that prediabetes is not a useful marker of diabetes risk in people of more advanced age.
January 13, 2021
Johns Hopkins Researchers Awarded $400K American Cancer Society/Pfizer Grant to Address Disparities in Gynecological Cancer Care
Although cancer affects everyone, Black Americans bear a disproportionate burden of many cancer types and have worse outcomes.
January 11, 2021
The new funding will expand high-impact research collaborations in order to prevent, treat and manage HIV and AIDS in adults and children.
December 21, 2020
Study: Maryland Forensic Autopsies Conducted in June Found 10 Percent of Decedents Had SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies
The study is believed to be the first published estimate of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Maryland.
October 15, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints David Celentano as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor
This endowed position is made possible by a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
October 14, 2020
Adding measures of kidney disease enhances estimates for cardiovascular risk.
October 5, 2020
Exposure to Vitamin D in the Womb Might Minimize Risk of High Blood Pressure for Children Born to Mothers with Preeclampsia
Findings come from new analysis of large epidemiological dataset.
September 15, 2020
Successes and setbacks in protecting incarcerated people and those who care for them from COVID-19.
September 10, 2020
Researchers say that similar studies could be used to predict local trends in infectious outbreaks.
August 27, 2020
Award recognizes Dr. Gurley's leadership in establishing the Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium as well as leading the online contact tracing training through Coursera.
August 5, 2020
Two epidemiologists explain this important term and what it means for individuals and communities.
August 10, 2020
Study suggests the hemoglobin A1c test can identify youth at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and associated cardiovascular problems.
July 31, 2020
Wearing a mask in public now has become part of our daily routine.
July 7, 2020
Study suggests the possibility that the trace mineral manganese may protect women from preeclampsia.
June 9, 2020
Analysis of COVID-19 Clinical Trials as of late March finds quantity but less quality.
April 30, 2020
Johns Hopkins Team Launches Temperature-Tracking Study and App to Map and Monitor Potential COVID-19 Cases
The app, now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, will help reveal important public health trends and potential disease outbreaks.
April 28, 2020
Taiwan has emerged as a success story in the global battle against COVID-19, having had fewer than 500 cases and only six deaths among its roughly 23 million residents, despite its proximity to China.
April 28, 2020
Study from Chinese City of Shenzhen, Outside Hong Kong in Southern China, Provides Key Insights on How Coronavirus Spreads
Analysis shows how extensive testing and contact tracing stopped outbreak in south Chinese megacity.
April 10, 2020
In this Q&A, Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD '07, MPH, MS and David Dowdy, MD, PhD '08, ScM '02, explain that there are two paths to this level of protection - and why the fastest option is not the best one.
March 26, 2020
Since 2000, prevalence rate has nearly tripled, from 0.67 to 1.85 percent.
March 9, 2020
Median time from exposure to symptoms affirms earlier estimates and supports CDC's current 14-day quarantine period.
January 13, 2020
Measles is dangerous; the vaccine is safe.