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  1. Database Analysis More Reliable Than Animal Testing For Toxic Chemicals

    Advanced algorithms working from large chemical databases can predict a new chemical’s toxicity better than standard animal tests, suggests a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:35:57 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/database-analysis-more-reliable-than-animal-testing-for-toxic-chemicals.html
  2. Developmental Screening and Surveillance Rates Remain Low, New Study Suggests

    1/3 of children in the U.S. receive recommended screenings designed to catch developmental delays. Findings reveal wide variations in rates, w/ as few as %17 of children under age 3 receiving developmental screening in the lowest performing state.
    Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:16:38 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/developmental-screening-and-surveillance-rates-remain-low-new-study-suggests.html
  3. Dangers of Pregnancy Among Older Women and Those With Many Children Rarely Discussed

    Harmful gender, religious and cultural norms contribute to risky pregnancies in older women and women who already have five or more children, endangering the lives of these women and their babies.
    Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:42:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/dangers-of-pregnancy-among-older-women-and-those-with-many-children-rarely-discussed.html
  4. Breast Cancer Studies Ignore Race, Socioeconomic Factors

    Studies of breast cancer risk and treatment outcomes are not taking sufficient account of race/ethnicity, economic status, education level, health insurance status and other social factors.
    Wed, 27 Jun 2018 18:03:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/breast-cancer-studies-ignore-race-socioeconomic-factors.html
  5. Health Insurance Plans May Be Fueling Opioid Epidemic

    Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:00:21 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/health-insurance-plans-may-be-fueling-opioid-epidemic.html
  6. New Community Center Spearheaded by Bloomberg School Expert To Serve At-Risk Baltimore City Women

    A new center led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researcher Susan Sherman, PhD, MPH, has opened in Baltimore. Sherman focuses on the health of marginalized, at-risk populations, particularly sex workers and people who use drugs.
    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:17:45 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/new-community-center-spearheaded-by-bloomberg-school Research-expert-to-serve-at-risk-baltimore-city-women.html
  7. Are You Sticking to Your Diet? Scientists May Be Able to Tell From a Blood Sample

    An analysis of small molecules called “metabolites” in a blood sample may be used to determine whether a person is following a prescribed diet.
    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:43:29 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/are-you-sticking-to-your-diet-scientists-may-be-able-to-tell-from-a-blood-sample.html
  8. Diagnosing Diabetes From A Single Blood Sample

    Diagnosing type 2 diabetes in clinical practice may require only a single blood sample, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:31:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/diagnosing-diabetes-from-a-single-blood-sample.html
  9. 1.45 Million Children's Lives Saved By HiB and Pneumococcal Vaccines Since 2000

    Childhood deaths from two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, pneumococcus and Hib, declined sharply during the period 2000 to 2015, especially as vaccines against these pathogens were introduced in high-burden countries.
    Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:22:23 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/1.45-million-childrens-lives-saved-by-hib-and-pneumococcal-vaccines-since-2000.html
  10. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awards Scholarship to Displaced Syrian Pharmacist

    A Syrian pharmacist who fled his country due to persecution he faced as a relief worker has received a full tuition scholarship to attend the MPH program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:46:44 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-awards-scholarship-to-displaced-syrian-pharmacist.html