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_Public Health News - News Releases 2020

News and information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. Family Caregivers Are Rarely Asked About Needing Assistance With Caring for Older Adults

    Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults’ care, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:44:13 GMT
  2. Less Active Infants Had Greater Fat Accumulation, Study Finds

    Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:13:35 GMT
  3. Analysis of FDA Documents Reveals Inadequate Monitoring of Key Program to Promote Safe Opioid Use

    Review of internal FDA documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act suggests limited FDA and drug company oversight of risk management program.
    Tue, 07 Jan 2020 15:15:58 GMT

  1. Survey: Majority of Voters Surveyed Support Greater Oversight of Industrial Animal Farms

    A new survey released by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future finds that the majority of registered voters support greater oversight of industrial animal farms.
    Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:57:10 GMT
  2. Young Children Receiving Housing Vouchers Had Lower Hospital Spending Into Adulthood

    Young children whose household received a housing voucher were admitted to the hospital fewer times and incurred lower hospital costs in the subsequent two decades than children whose households did not receive them, according to a new JHSPH study.
    Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:17:05 GMT
  3. Study Reveals Urban Hotspots of High-Schoolers' Opioid Use

    A new study from researchers at JHSPH found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much higher than the national average.
    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:30:00 GMT
  4. Study Suggests Weight-Loss Surgery May Release Toxic Compounds from Fat Into the Bloodstream

    Research finds that PCBs and other environmental toxicants that accumulate in fat are present in the bloodstream after bariatric weight-loss surgery.
    Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:45:00 GMT
  5. New Tool Predicts Five-Year Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease With High Accuracy

    A new risk calculator tool that uses a mix of variables including age, hypertension, and diabetes status can be used to predict accurately whether someone is likely to develop chronic kidney disease within five years.
    Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:10:00 GMT
  6. News Brief: The 2019 APHA Meeting in Philadelphia

    Three research presentations will be given at the American Public Health Association's 2019 Meeting in Philadelphia.
    Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:00:00 GMT
  7. Bloomberg School Appoints Two New Bloomberg Professors of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is welcoming two new faculty as Bloomberg Professor of American Health Scholars, endowed positions supported by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.
    Fri, 01 Nov 2019 18:00:00 GMT
  8. Screening Tool Administered in Pediatric ER Accurately Gauges Suicide Risk

    A suicide risk screening tool that Johns Hopkins Medicine implemented appears to provide an accurate gauge of which youth are most vulnerable and has identified more than 2,000 patients who might benefit from mental health treatment and resources.
    Fri, 01 Nov 2019 04:30:00 GMT
  9. Medicare Fraud and Abuse Linked to Patient Deaths and Hospitalizations

    Patients treated by health care professionals later excluded from the Medicare program for fraud and abuse were 14-17% more likely to die than similar patients treated by non-excluded physicians, nurses, and other professionals, according to a study.
    Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:07:25 GMT
  10. Inaugural Global Health Security Index Finds Significant Gaps in Preparedness for Epidemics and Pandemics

    A new Global Health Security Index released today suggests that not a single country in the world is fully prepared to handle an epidemic or pandemic.
    Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:04:27 GMT