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  1. Progress in Family Planning in Africa Accelerating

    A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that women in eight sub-Saharan African countries are gaining access to and using modern contraception at a faster rate than previously projected.
    Mon, 20 May 2019 17:09:41 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/progress-in-family-planning-in-africa-accelerating.html
  2. Gaps in Child Flourishing Narrow with Family Resilience and Connection

    Study: Less than half of school-aged children in the U.S. are flourishing. Children living in families with higher levels of resilience and connection are much more likely to flourish.
    Fri, 17 May 2019 14:28:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/gaps-in-child-flourishing-narrow-with-family-resilience-and-connection.html
  3. Panel: Less Than Half of Approaches in Campus Alcohol Policies Get High Marks for Efficacy

    A review of campus alcohol policies found that fewer than half of the specific approaches to reduce problematic alcohol consumption are “most effective.”
    Thu, 16 May 2019 13:42:21 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/panel-less-than-half-of-approaches-in-campus-alcohol-policies-get-high-marks-for-efficacy.html
  4. Progress Against Child Mortality Lags in Many Indian States

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study: India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country and had large disparities in the under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states.
    Tue, 14 May 2019 13:33:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/progress-against-child-mortality-lags-in-many-indian-states.html
  5. New Model of Measles-Elimination Progress May Help Target Vaccination Efforts

    A country’s progress towards measles elimination can be mapped on a “canonical path” that in turn can guide vaccination strategies, according to a study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Fri, 10 May 2019 18:55:13 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/new-model-of-measles-elimination-progress-may-help-target-vaccination-efforts
  6. How Nipah Virus Spreads From Person to Person

    The deadly Nipah virus, which is carried by bats and occasionally infects people, is more likely to be transmitted from person to person when the infected patient is older according to a study co-led by scientists at JHSPH.
    Thu, 09 May 2019 14:06:51 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/how-nipah-virus-spreads-from-person-to-person.html
  7. Patients of Medicare Providers Committing Fraud, Abuse More Likely To Be Poor, Disabled

    Beneficiaries were treated by Medicare providers committing fraud and abuse and later banned from receiving Medicare reimbursements
    Tue, 07 May 2019 14:37:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/patients-of-medicare-providers-committing-fraud-abuse-more-likely-to-be-poor-disabled.html
  8. External Reference Drug Pricing Could Save Medicare Tens of Billions

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that prices for brand-name prescription drugs averaged 3.2 to 4.1 times higher in the U.S. when compared with prices in the U.K., Japan and the Canadian province of Ontario.
    Mon, 06 May 2019 20:15:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/external-reference-drug-pricing-could-save-medicare-tens-of-billions.html
  9. Three-Antibiotic Cocktail Clears "Persister" Lyme Bacteria in Mouse Study

    A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that a slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria caused severe symptoms in a mouse model.
    Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:02:32 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/three-antibiotic-cocktail-clears-persister-lyme-bacteria-in-mouse-study.html
  10. PCV10 Pneumococcal Vaccine Has Big Impact in Kenya, Even Among Unvaccinated Individuals

    A vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae sharply reduced the incidence of serious pneumococcal disease among children in a large Kenyan community after it was introduced in 2011, according to a new study from researchers at JHSPH.
    Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:57:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/PCV10-pneumococcal-vaccine-has-big-impact-in-kenya-even-among-unvaccinated-individuals.html