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  1. Safe Consumption Sites: Study Identifies Policy Change Strategies and Challenges

    A new qualitative study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies several key lessons from early efforts to establish sanctioned safe consumption sites in five U.S. communities.
    Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:20:49 GMT
  2. Study: Fatal Opioid-Related Car Crashes in Maryland Hold Steady Over Decade

    By limiting analysis to those who died at the scene with opioids in their systems versus those who died later, researchers found no increase despite worsening opioid crisis.
    Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:19:07 GMT
  3. A New Toolkit For Studying How "PARP" Activity Boosts Cancers

    A new method developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is likely to speed the study of an important biological process called ADP-ribosylation.
    Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:36:50 GMT
  4. Care Following Opioid Overdoses in West Virginia Falls Short

    Only a small fraction of people who had non-fatal opioid overdoses in West Virginia received treatment in the aftermath, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:18:14 GMT
  5. West Virginia Study Details Promising Method for Estimating Rural Intravenous Drug Use

    Researchers release a new tool to help rural communities understand the resources needed to combat the opioid epidemic
    Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:55:26 GMT
  6. To Halt Malaria Transmission, More Research Focused on Human Behavior Needed

    Wherever possible, researchers should not just focus on mosquito behavior when working to eliminate malaria, but must also consider how humans behave at night when the risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito is highest,
    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:45:27 GMT
  7. Fraction of U.S. Outpatient Treatment Centers Offer Medication for Opioid Addiction

    Study finds that most substance use disorder treatment facilities still do not offer medication treatment for opioid use disorder.
    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:27:00 GMT
  8. Following Nepal's Devastating 2015 Earthquake, Crisis in Childhood Malnutrition Averted

    Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study finds.
    Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:18:42 GMT
  9. Older People Who Use Hearing Aids Still Report Hearing Challenges

    A high proportion of older people with hearing aids, especially those with lower incomes, report having trouble hearing and difficulty accessing hearing care services, according to a JHSPH study.
    Mon, 07 Jan 2019 21:04:43 GMT
  10. U.S. Health Care Spending Highest Among Developed Countries

    The United States, on a per capita basis, spends much more on health care than other developed countries; the chief reason is not greater health care utilization, but higher prices, according to a study from a team led by a JHSPH researcher.
    Mon, 07 Jan 2019 21:00:10 GMT