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_Public Health News - News Releases 2020

News and information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. Researchers Discover Critical New Allergy Pathway

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis.
    Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:57:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/researchers-discover-critical-new-allergy-pathway.html
  2. Linking Hospital and Other Records Can Predict Both Fatal and Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests

    A new study by researchers at the JHSPH found that the odds of a fatal opioid overdose were 1.5 times higher for individuals with one to two visits to the emergency department for any medical issue than for people with no hospital visits.
    Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:10:52 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/linking-hospital-and-other-records-can-predict-both-fatal-and-nonfatal-opioid-overdoses-study-suggests.html
  3. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Michele Decker as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Michele Decker, ScD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.
    Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:47:33 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/Johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-michele-decker-as-new-bloomberg-associate-professor-of-american-health.html
  4. Urban Density Not Linked to Higher Coronavirus Infection Rates — and Is Linked to Lower COVID-19 Death Rates

    A new study suggests that denser places, assumed by many to be more conducive to the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are not linked to higher infection rates.
    Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:51:17 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/urban-density-not-linked-to-higher-coronavirus-infection-rates-and-is-linked-to-lower-covid-19-death-rates.html
  5. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Mean Significant Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs for Many Americans

    Many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements.
    Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:48:38 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/covid-19-hospitalizations-could-mean-significant-out-of-pocket-medical-costs-for-many-americans.html
  6. Elizabeth Stuart Appointed as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD, a national expert in biostatistics and policy evaluation, has been appointed as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:53:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/elizabeth-stuart-appointed-as-new-bloomberg-professor-of-american-health.html
  7. New Report on Enforcement of Gun Laws in Baltimore Finds More Focused Approached Could Reduce Violence, Improve Community Relationships with City Police

    A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at JHSPH finds that broad “stop-and-search” practices used for many years by Baltimore police to look for illegally possessed guns have minimal, if any, impact on gun violence.
    Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:22:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/report-finds-focused-approach-to-enforcement-of-gun-laws-could-reduce-violence-improve-community-relationships-with-baltimore-city-police.html
  8. Majority of First-Wave COVID-19 Clinical Trials Have Significant Design Shortcomings, Study Finds

    Most of the registered clinical trials of potential treatments for COVID-19 underway as of late March were designed in ways that will greatly limit their value in understanding potential treatments, according to a study from researchers at JHSPH.
    Tue, 09 Jun 2020 15:05:42 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/majority-of-first-wave-covid-19-clinical-trials-have-significant-design-shortcomings-study-finds.html
  9. Survey Finds Large Increase in Psychological Distress Reported Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    A new survey conducted by researchers at JHSPH during the COVID-19 pandemic found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress—from 3.9 percent in 2018 to 13.6 percent in April 2020.
    Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:36:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/survey-finds-large-increase-in-psychological-distress-reported-among-us-adults-during-the-covid-19-pandemic.html
  10. Scientists Engineer Mosquitoes That Resist Malaria Parasite with Combination of Anti-Parasite Molecules

    Malaria parasite is seen as unlikely to evolve defenses against the multi-attack approach, research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
    Fri, 22 May 2020 13:11:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/scientists-engineer-mosquitoes-that-resist-malaria-parasite-with-combination-of-anti-parasite-molecules.html