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  1. Little Difference Between Gun Owners, Non-Owners on Key Gun Policies, Survey Finds

    A new national public opinion survey from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners and non-gun owners in their support for policies that restrict or regulate firearms.
    Thu, 17 May 2018 20:01:10 GMT
  2. Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and the Lancet Launch the Humanitarian Health Digest

    The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and The Lancet today published the first issue of the Humanitarian Health Digest, a quarterly bibliography of the latest published, peer-reviewed journal articles on humanitarian health work.
    Mon, 14 May 2018 15:13:33 GMT
  3. Many Airbnb Venues Lack Basic Safety Protections, New Study Suggests

    Many Airbnb venues in the United States fail to provide the critical carbon monoxide and fire safety protections that are legally required of hotels and motels, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Tue, 08 May 2018 13:14:54 GMT
  4. Most Academic Institutions Unprepared to Meet New HHS Clinical Trial Reporting Regs

    Academic institutions have been slow to adhere to new, stricter requirements by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for clinical trial registration and reporting according to a news study.
    Thu, 03 May 2018 18:58:39 GMT
  5. U.S. Autism Rate Edges Up in New CDC Report

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new CDC report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as one in 59 among children aged 8 years in 2014 (or 1.7 percent).
    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:39:21 GMT
  6. Smartphone App Successfully Promotes Child Car Safety

    A smartphone app designed to promote proper child car seat use among parents proved effective in a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:26:21 GMT
  7. Safety Measures Could Save 250,000 Lives a Year in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    Interventions such as speeding enforcement and formal swimming lessons for young children could potentially save more than 250,000 lives a year if they were implemented across populations living in extreme poverty.
    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:54:11 GMT
  8. A Foodborne Illness Outbreak Could Cost a Restaurant Millions, Study Suggests

    A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study.
    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:43:13 GMT
  9. Scientists Decry Lack of Science in ‘Forensic Science’

    Many of the “forensic science” methods commonly used in criminal cases and portrayed in popular police TV dramas have never been scientifically validated and may lead to unjust verdicts.
    Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:08:04 GMT
  10. Poverty Increases Risk of Non-Communicable Diseases in Lower Income Countries

    Poverty increases the risk of death and disability from non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes in low- and middle-income countries, a new systematic review shows
    Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:42:05 GMT