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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

UCSF and Johns Hopkins University Launch Digital Trove of Opioid Industry Documents

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

"Prediabetes" Diagnosis Less Useful in Older Patients

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

Johns Hopkins Researcher Awarded $8.4 Million NIAID Grant to Mitigate HIV/AIDS in Malawi

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

Researchers Improve the Standard for Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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

COVID-19 in Jails, Prisons, and Immigration Detention Centers: A Q&A with Chris Beyrer

Successes and setbacks in protecting incarcerated people and those who care for them from COVID-19.

September 10, 2020

Covid-19 Study Links Strict Social Distancing to Much Lower Chance of Infection

Researchers say that similar studies could be used to predict local trends in infectious outbreaks.

August 27, 2020

Emily Gurley Awarded 2020 Shikani/El Hibri Prize for Discovery and Innovation

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

COVID-19 Testing: Understanding the "Percent Positive"

Two epidemiologists explain this important term and what it means for individuals and communities.

August 10, 2020

Non-Fasting Blood Test Can Help Screen Youth for Prediabetes and Diabetes

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 Could Keep You from Getting Seriously Sick

Wearing a mask in public now has become part of our daily routine. 

July 7, 2020

Higher Manganese Levels in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Preeclampsia Risk

Study suggests the possibility that the trace mineral manganese may protect women from preeclampsia.

June 9, 2020

Majority of First-Wave COVID-19 Clinical Trials Have Significant Design Shortcomings, Study Finds

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

Inside Taiwan's Response to COVID-19

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

What is Herd Immunity and How Can We Achieve It With COVID-19?

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

U.S. Autism Rates Up 10 Percent in New CDC Report

Since 2000, prevalence rate has nearly tripled, from 0.67 to 1.85 percent.

March 9, 2020

New Study on COVID-19 Estimates 5.1 Days for Incubation Period

Median time from exposure to symptoms affirms earlier estimates and supports CDC's current 14-day quarantine period.

January 13, 2020

What the Measles Outbreaks May Mean for You

Measles is dangerous; the vaccine is safe.