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  1. Getting to Zero Malaria Cases in Zanzibar

    Research led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Ifakara Health Institute and the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program suggests that better understanding of human behavior at night could be key to preventing lingering cases.
    Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:00:41 GMT
  2. Bloomberg School Faculty Member, AIDS Researcher and Human Rights Advocate Chris Beyrer Among Finalist To Head UNAIDS

    Chris Beyrer, faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, globally recognized AIDS researcher, and former president of the International AIDS Society, is among 5 finalists to lead the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
    Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:59:33 GMT
  3. Seven Country Study Reveals Viruses As New Leading Cause of Global Childhood Pneumonia

    Respiratory syncytial virus and other viruses now appear to be the main causes of severe childhood pneumonia in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting the need for vaccines against these pathogens, according to a study led by a team at JHSPH.
    Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:55:01 GMT
  4. Higher Salt Intake Can Cause Gastrointestinal Bloating

    A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that individuals reported more gastrointestinal bloating when they ate a diet high in salt.
    Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:34:47 GMT
  5. Handgun Licensing More Effective at Reducing Gun Deaths Than Background Checks Alone

    A new white paper from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research concludes that of the approaches used by states to screen out prohibited individuals from owning firearms, only purchaser licensing has proved to reduce homicides and suicides.
    Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:08:54 GMT
  6. In Peru, Baby Formula Reps Target Doctors In Low-Income Community Despite Decades-Old Ban

    A new study led by JHSPH researchers suggests that baby formula makers are wielding influence over health professionals in a low-income community on the outskirts of Lima, Peru through unauthorized visits and incentives.
    Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:17:17 GMT
  7. Survey: Majority of Current Gun Owners Support the Sale of Personalized Guns

    A new study led by JHSPH researchers found that almost four out of five current gun owners support the sale of both traditional and personalized guns through licensed dealers.
    Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:45:11 GMT
  8. Bloomberg School Announces 2019 Bloomberg Fellows Cohort

    The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is announcing its 2019 cohort of Bloomberg Fellows, each drawn from an organization working on one of five major health challenges facing the nation.
    Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:55:50 GMT
  9. Safe Consumption Spaces Would Be Welcomed By High-Risk Opioid Users

    A large majority of people who use heroin and fentanyl would be willing to use safe consumption spaces where they could obtain sterile syringes and have medical support in case of overdose, suggests a study led by JHSPH researchers.
    Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:20:45 GMT
  10. Medicare Spending Higher Among Older Adults With Disabilities Who Lack Adequate Support

    A new study from researchers at JHSPH found that more than one in five older adults who were aging in place with a mobility or self-care disability reported experiencing negative consequences.
    Tue, 28 May 2019 13:37:59 GMT