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_Public Health News - News Releases 2020

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  1. Fast-Spreading Mutation Helps Common Flu Subtype Escape Immune Response

    Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein.
    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:04:54 GMT
  2. COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons Significantly Higher Than in U.S. Population

    A new analysis led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the number of U.S. prison residents who tested positive for COVID-19 was 5.5 times higher than the general U.S. population.
    Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:21:07 GMT
  3. Higher Manganese Levels in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Preeclampsia Risk

    An analysis of data from more than 1,300 women followed through pregnancy found women with lower levels of manganese in early pregnancy were more likely to develop the serious high blood pressure syndrome called preeclampsia in late pregnancy.
    Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:49:19 GMT early-pregnancy-linked-to-lower-preeclampsia-risk.html
  4. 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 GMT
  5. 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 GMT
  6. 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 GMT
  7. 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 GMT
  8. 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 GMT
  9. 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 GMT
  10. 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 GMT