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  1. Study Reveals Broad 'Genetic Architectures' of Traits and Diseases

    Scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a powerful method for characterizing the broad patterns of genetic contributions to traits and diseases.
    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:33:10 GMT
  2. Elderly Patients On Dialysis Have A High Risk Of Dementia

    Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study.
    Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:18:55 GMT
  3. Support Increases When Opioid 'Safe Consumption Sites' Called 'Overdose Prevention Sites'

    “Safe consumption sites,” where people can use pre-obtained drugs with medically trained personnel on hand to treat overdoses, garner higher public support when they are called “overdose prevention sites,” according to a study.
    Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:00:18 GMT
  4. Microbes Go Dark To Stay Warm in Cooler Climates

    Microorganisms in colder climates darken themselves to capture more heat from the sun and improve their ability to survive, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:00:38 GMT
  5. Sequencing A Malaria Mosquito's Motherline

    A team led by scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has sequenced and annotated the first complete mitochondrial genome of Anopheles funestus, one of the main vectors of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
    Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:08:47 GMT
  6. Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Oppose Cuts to SNAP Program

    A majority of registered voters oppose recent efforts to scale back Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits and believe the government should be doing more to meet the needs of people facing food insecurity and other challenges,
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:57:56 GMT
  7. Why Men Might Recover From Flu Faster Than Women

    Men may recover more quickly from influenza infections because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:37:42 GMT
  8. 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 GMT
  9. 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 GMT
  10. 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 GMT