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  1. Large Genome-Wide Association Study Illuminates Genetic Risk Factors for Gout

    Analysis of DNA from nearly half million people should speed efforts to develop gout screening tests, treatments
    Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:32:05 GMT
  2. Fragmented Physical Activity Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

    Fragmentation of physical activity—spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity—may be an earlier indicator of mortality risk than total amount of daily activity, according to a new study from scientists at JHSPH.
    Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:04:17 GMT
  3. Did Long Ago Tsunamis Lead to Mysterious, Tropical Fungal Outbreak in Pacific Northwest?

    The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections among people in coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest.
    Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:03:15 GMT
  4. Preference for Fentanyl Higher Amount Young, White, Frequent Opioid Users

    A minority of people who use illicit opioids indicated a preference for fentanyl, the super-potent synthetic opioid that accounts for much of the recent rise in U.S. overdose deaths, according to a new study led by JHSPH researchers.
    Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:53:32 GMT
  5. To Address Hunger, Many Countries May Have To Increase Carbon Footprint

    New study led by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers details specific climate and freshwater impacts of nine plant-forward diets in 140 countries
    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:01:07 GMT
  6. 19th Surgeon General of the United States To Join Bloomberg School as Distinguished Policy Scholar

    Vivek H. Murthy, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General and previous Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the Distinguished Policy Scholar, beginning in September 2019.
    Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:54:54 GMT
  7. Social Media Use by Adolescents Linked to Internalizing Behaviors

    A new study from researchers at JHSPH found that adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of internalizing behaviors compared to adolescents who do not use social media at all.
    Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:56:25 GMT
  8. Peripheral Artery Disease Risk Hinges on Health Factors and Demographics, Including Race

    The lifetime risk of lower-extremity peripheral artery disease is about 30 percent for black men and 28 percent for black women, with lower but still-substantial risks for Hispanics and whites, according to a JHSPH study.
    Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:25:33 GMT
  9. Majority of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support a Variety of Gun Policies

    A new national public opinion survey conducted by researchers at JHSPH finds widespread agreement among gun owners, non-gun owners, and across political party affiliations for many U.S. gun violence prevention policies.
    Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:06:46 GMT
  10. Bloomberg School Faculty Statement on Lancet Commission Report on Malaria Eradication

    The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication issued a report Sept. 8, 2019 that posits that malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, can be eradicated as early as 2050.
    Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:47:20 GMT