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  1. Report: 1,500 Lives Saved by WHO-Led Trauma Response in Battle of Mosul

    Unprecedented involvement by humanitarian organizations in a conflict saved as many as 1,500 to 1,800 lives, both civilian and military, according to new report
    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:33:57 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/report-1500-lives-saved-by-who-led-trauma-response-in-battle-of-mosul.html
  2. NIH Funding Fewer Clinical Trials, Study Suggests

    The number of clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health has declined since 2005, and average trial sizes were observed to be smaller with only 10 percent of trials enrolling more than 500 participants.
    Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:18:12 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/nih-funding-fewer-cinical-trials-study-suggests.html
  3. Hearing Loss Linked to Poor Nutrition in Early Childhood, Study Finds

    Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better- nourished peers, a new study suggests.
    Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:09:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/hearing-loss-linked-to-poor-nutrition-in-early-childhood-study-finds.html
  4. Farmed Seafood and Livestock Stack Up Differently Using Alternate Feed Efficiency Measure

    A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future found that farmed fish and shrimp convert protein and calories in feed to edible seafood at rates similar to livestock.
    Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:51:25 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/farmed-seafood-and-livestock-stack-up-differently-using-alternate-feed-efficiency-measure.html
  5. Low-Tech, Low-Cost Test Strips Show Promise for Reducing Fentanyl Overdoses

    The highly accurate strips hold potential for a public health approach to the overdose crisis, a study suggests.
    Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:33:06 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/low-tech-low-cost-test-strips-show-promise-for-reducing-fentanyl-overdoses.html
  6. Life Expectancy Gains Are Slowing in Both Rich and Poor Countries

    Increases in human life expectancy have slowed dramatically across the world since 1950, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:22:26 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/life-expectancy-gains-are-slowing-in-both-rich-and-poor-countries.html
  7. Deans for Schools of Public Health Issue Statement on The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

    17 deans at schools of public health in the U.S. and Canada have issued a joint statement on the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.
    Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:35:32 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/deans-for-schools-of-public-health-issue-statement-on-the-foundation-for-a-smoke-free-world.html
  8. Prosecuting Background Check and Straw Purchase Violations Depends on State Law

    Study examined prosecutions following tougher sentencing for ‘straw arm’ purchases in Pennsylvania and a Maryland court decision that redefined private firearm transfers
    Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:42:40 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/prosecuting-background-check-and-straw-purchase-violations-depends-on-state-laws.html
  9. Daniel Webster Named First Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed a leading national expert in gun violence prevention, Daniel Webster, as its first Bloomberg Professor of American Health.
    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:17:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/daniel-webster-named-first-bloomberg-professor-of-american-health.html
  10. Hot Spot Policing Focused on Guns Is Most Effective Strategy for Reducing Gun Violence in Baltimore, Study Finds

    A Baltimore program that assigns detectives to work in neighborhoods at high risk for gun violence was more effective at reducing gun violence in Baltimore than other initiatives, a new study finds.
    Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:37:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/hot-spot-policing-focused-on-guns-is-most-effective-strategy-for-reducing-gun-violence-in-baltimore-study-finds.html