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  1. Religious Leaders' Support May Be Key To Modern Contraception Use

    Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase stubbornly low uptake of family planning services.
    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:58:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/religious-leaders-support-may-be-key-to-modern-contraception-use.html
  2. During A Flu Epidemic, Dispensing Vaccines at Pharmacies Could Save Lives and Costs

    Adding pharmacies to the mix, along with physicians’ offices and hospitals, and extending their hours could streamline administering vaccinations in the event of a flu epidemic.
    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:01:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/during-a-flu-epidemic-dispensing-flu-vaccines-at-pharmacies-could-save-lives-and-costs.html
  3. Health Insurer Policies May Discourage Use of Non-Opioid Alternatives for Lower Back Pain

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study: Insurers have inconsistent policy terms for non-opioid-drug treatments, and provide little or no coverage for treatments for acupuncture and psychological counseling.
    Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:58:16 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/health-insurer-policies-may-discourage-use-of-non-opioid-alternatives-for-lower-back-pain.html
  4. Maryland Health Enterprise Zones Linked to Reduced Hospitalizations and Costs

    Maryland’s Health Enterprise Zones, state-funded initiatives designed to reduce hospitalizations in underserved communities, were linked to large reductions in inpatient stays.
    Mon, 01 Oct 2018 20:23:16 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/maryland-health-enterprise-zones-linked-to-reduced-hospitalizations-and-costs.html
  5. Baltimore Liquor Stores Linked More to Violent Crime Than Bars and Restaurants

    A new study found that alcohol outlets in Baltimore that sell alcohol for off-premise consumption have a stronger association with incidences of violent crimes than alcohol outlets in Baltimore where alcohol is bought and consumed on-site.
    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:54:02 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/baltimore-liquor-stores-linked-more-to-violent-crime-than-bars-and-restaurants.html
  6. Cost of Clinical Trials For New Drug FDA Approval Are Fraction of Total Tab

    Clinical trials that support FDA approvals of new drugs have a median cost of $19 million, according to a new study by a team including researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:17:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/cost-of-clinical-trials-for-new-drug-FDA-approval-are-fraction-of-total-tab.html
  7. ACA Health Insurance Ads Targeted Younger, Healthier Consumers From 2013 to 2016

    Analysis of television ads also found a sharp decline in mentions of “Obamacare” or “Affordable Care Act” over three enrollment periods.
    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:55:24 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/aca-health-insurance-ads-targeted-younger-healthier-consumers.html
  8. Consumers Cite Health Concerns, Cost As Reasons They Eat Less Meat

    Two out of every three participants in a U.S. consumer survey report that they are eating less of at least one type of meat, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
    Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:42:34 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/consumers-cite-health-concerns-cost-as-reasons-they-eat-less-meat.html
  9. Bloomberg School Program Awarded $20.5 Million From Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Focus on Urban Youth and Reproductive Health

    A global program that addresses the reproductive health needs of people living in poor urban communities has been awarded a $20.5-million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:23:57 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/bloomberg-school-program-awarded-20-million-from-bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-to-focus-on-urban-youth-and-reproductive-health.html
  10. More Daytime Sleepiness, More Alzheimer’s Disease

    A study of aging adults shows that those who report being very sleepy during the day were nearly three times more likely than those who didn’t to have brain deposits of beta amyloid, a protein that’s a hallmark for Alzheimer’s disease, years later. 
    Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:27:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/more-daytime-sleepiness-more-alzheimers-disease.html