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  1. Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Health and Labor Supply Benefits in Older Adults

    A study, co-written by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans’ health.
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:42:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/medical-marijuana-laws-linked-to-health-and-labor-supply-benefits-in-older-adults.html
  2. Hopkins Bloomberg School Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has again been named the top public health school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
    Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:57:18 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/hopkins-bloomberg-school-ranked-number-one-by-u-s-news-and-world-report.html
  3. Multi-Country Study: Many AirBnB Listings That Allow Smoking Lack Smoke Detectors

    Study finds that less than half of the Airbnb venues that allow smoking are equipped with smoke detectors, while nearly two-thirds of Airbnb venues that do not allow smoking are equipped with smoke detectors.
    Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:46:29 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/multi-country-study-many-airbnb-listings-that-allow-smoking-lack-smoke-detectors.html
  4. Breast Cancer Patients Weigh In On Addressing Financial Burdens

    A qualitative study led by JHSPH researchers yielded nine patient-driven recommendations across circumstances that include changes to insurance, supportive services and financial assistance to reduce long-term, breast cancer-related economic burden.
    Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:50:42 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/breast-cancer-patients-weigh-in-on-addressing-financial-burdens.html
  5. Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, But At High Risk of Overdosing

    Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to a new study led by researchers at JHSPH.
    Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:00:15 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/heroin-users-aware-of-fentanyl-but-at-high-risk-of-overdosing.html
  6. Large-Scale Initiative Linked to Reductions in Maternal and Newborn Deaths in Indonesia

    USAID-funded program aimed at reducing deaths from complications due to childbirth appears to have prompted more efficient care.
    Thu, 28 Feb 2019 14:38:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/large-scale-initiative-linked-to-reductions-in-maternal-and-newborn-deaths-in-indonesia.html
  7. CCP Wins Five-Year, $35 Million Knowledge Management Project

    The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has been awarded the U.S. Agency for International Development’s newest five-year, $35 million global knowledge management project.
    Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:10:25 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/ccp-wins-five-year-35-million-knowledge-management-project.html
  8. U.S. Patient Advocacy Groups Received Majority of Pharma Donations in Multi-Country Study

    A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that U.S.-based patient advocacy organizations received a disproportionate amount of contributions made by the world’s 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in 2016.
    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:02:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/us-patient-advocacy-groups-received-majority-of-pharma-donations-in-multi-country-study.html
  9. Report Offers Evidence-Based Recommendations Aimed At Reducing Illinois Gun Violence

    Ilinois could reduce the number of people killed each year by gun violence by implementing ten policies supported by available research, according to a new report authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.
    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:36:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/report-offers-evidence-based-recommendations-aimed-at-reducing-illinois-gun-violence.html
  10. New Tool for Tracking Cholera Outbreaks Could Make It Easier to Detect and Stop Deadly Epidemics

    Algorithms using data from antibody signatures in peoples’ blood may enable scientists to assess the size of cholera outbreaks and identify hotspots of cholera transmission more accurately than ever.
    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:02:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/new-tool-for-tracking-cholera-outbreaks-could-make-it-easier-to-detect-and-stop-deadly-epidemics.html