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  1. Older Adults with Dementia Exhibit Financial Symptoms Up To Six Years Before Diagnosis

    A new study led by researchers at the Bloomberg School and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors found Medicare beneficiaries who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to miss payments on bills as early as six years before a diagnosis.
    Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:19:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/older-adults-with-dementia-exhibit-financial-symptoms-up-to-six-years-before-diagnosis.html
  2. Discovery Illuminates How Cell Growth Pathway Responds to Signals

    A basic science discovery by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reveals a fundamental way cells interpret signals from their environment and may eventually pave the way for potential new therapies.
    Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:29:29 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/discovery-illuminates-how-cell-growth-pathway-responds-to-signals.html
  3. New Saliva-Based Antibody Test for SARS-CoV-2 Highly Accurate in Initial Study

    A new saliva-based test developed by a team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been found to accurately detect the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
    Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:33:43 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-saliva-based-antibody-test-for-sars-cov-2-highly-accurate-in-initial-study.html
  4. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Sean Allen as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Sean T. Allen, DrPH, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.
    Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:37:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-sean-allen-as-new-bloomberg-assistant-professor-of-american-health.html
  5. Home-Visiting Program Shows Promise of Reducing Risk of Obesity Among Native American Children

    Lessons on healthy feeding practices delivered to young mothers through a brief home-visiting intervention put Native American infants on a healthier growth trajectory, lowering their risks for obesity.
    Mon, 09 Nov 2020 16:24:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/home-visiting-program-shows-promise-of-reducing-risk-of-obesity-among-native-american-children.html
  6. New Johns Hopkins Center for Research on COVID-19 Immunity

    Researchers at the Bloomberg School and School of Medicine have been jointly awarded a major grant from the National Cancer Institute to set up a center for research on the human serological immune response to COVID-19.
    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:49:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-johns-hopkins-center-for-research-on-covid-19-immunity.html
  7. Americans’ Responses to Covid-19 Stay-Home Orders Differed According to Population Density

    Americans strongly reduced their visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit stations following stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors earlier this year, but did not reduce their visits to parks and beaches.
    Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:19:26 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/americans-responses-to-covid-19-stay-home-orders-differed-according-to-population-density.html
  8. Patients Who Had More Severe Covid-19 May Be the Best Donors for Convalescent Plasma Therapy

    Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the disease.
    Mon, 19 Oct 2020 21:17:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/patients-who-had-more-severe-covid-19-may-be-the best-donors-for-convalescent-plasma-therapy.html
  9. Survey: More U.S. Adults Want the Government to Have a Bigger Role in Improving Peoples’ Lives Than Before the Pandemic

    The share of U.S. adults who support an active government role in society increased by more than 40 percent during the initial pandemic response.
    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:07:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/survey-more-u.s.-adults-want-the-government-to-have-a-bigger-role-in-improving-peoples-lives-than-before-the-pandemic.html
  10. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints David Celentano as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed David Celentano, ScD, MHS, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.
    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:01:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-david-celentano-as-new-bloomberg-centennial-professor.html
  11. Researchers Improve the Standard Method for Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk

    Taking into account two common kidney disease tests may greatly enhance doctors’ abilities to estimate patients’ cardiovascular disease risks, enabling millions of patients to have better preventive cardiovascular care.
    Wed, 14 Oct 2020 14:55:58 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/researchers-improve-the-standard-method-for-assessing-cardiovascular-disease-risk.html
  12. Exposure to Vitamin D in the Womb Might Minimize Risk of High Blood Pressure for Children Born to Mothers with Preeclampsia

    Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called preeclampsia during pregnancy.
    Mon, 05 Oct 2020 16:55:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/exposure-to-vitamin-d-in-the-womb-might-minimize-risk-of-high-blood-pressure-for-children-born-to-mothers-with-preeclampsia.html
  13. Study Highlights Shortcomings in Telemedicine Despite Large Increases in Remote Consults During Covid-19 Pandemic

    Despite increased use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have had significantly fewer consultations with primary care doctors and markedly fewer assessments of common cardiac risk factors.
    Fri, 02 Oct 2020 16:18:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-highlights-shortcomings-in-telemedicine-despite-large-increases-in-remote-consults-during-covid-19-pandemic.html
  14. Study Identifies Shortcomings in FDA Evaluations for New Opioid Drug Approvals Over Two Decades

    Approvals of prescription opioids by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over more than two decades have been based on evaluations in narrowly defined patient groups for which certain safety-related outcomes have been rarely systematically assessed.
    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:08:21 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-identifies-shortcomings-in-fda-evaluations-for-new-opioid-drug-approvals-over-two-decades.html
  15. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Marie Diener-West as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Marie Diener-West, PhD, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor. This is an endowed position made possible by a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:48:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-marie-diener-west-as-new-bloomberg-centennial-professor.html
  16. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Janice Bowie as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.
    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:51:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-janice-bowie-as-new-bloomberg-centennial-professor.html
  17. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Tiara C. Willie as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Tiara C. Willie, PhD, MA, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health.
    Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:28:23 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-tiara-c-willie-as-new-bloomberg-assistant-professor-of-american-health.html

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