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  1. Study Reveals Urban Hotspots of High-Schoolers' Opioid Use

    A new study from researchers at JHSPH found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much higher than the national average.
    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:30:25 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/study-reveals-urban-hotspots-of-high-schoolers-opioid-use.html
  2. Study Suggests Weight-Loss Surgery May Release Toxic Compounds from Fat Into the Bloodstream

    Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:43:57 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/study-suggests-weight-loss-surgery-may-release-toxic-compounds-from-fat-into-the-bloodstream.html
  3. New Tool Predicts Five-Year Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease With High Accuracy

    A new risk calculator tool that uses a mix of variables including age, hypertension, and diabetes status can be used to predict accurately whether someone is likely to develop chronic kidney disease within five years.
    Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:08:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/new-tool-predicts-five-year-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-with-high-accuracy.html
  4. News Brief: The 2019 APHA Meeting in Philadelphia

    Three research presentations will be given at the American Public Health Association's 2019 Meeting in Philadelphia.
    Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:04:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/news-brief-the-2019-apha-meeting-in-philadelphia.html
  5. Bloomberg School Appoints Two New Bloomberg Professors of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is welcoming two new faculty as Bloomberg Professor of American Health Scholars, endowed positions supported by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.
    Fri, 01 Nov 2019 18:12:45 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/bloomberg-school-appoints-two-new-bloomberg-professors-of-american-health.html
  6. Screening Tool Administered in Pediatric ER Accurately Gauges Suicide Risk

    A suicide risk screening tool that Johns Hopkins Medicine implemented appears to provide an accurate gauge of which youth are most vulnerable and has identified more than 2,000 patients who might benefit from mental health treatment and resources.
    Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:26:18 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/screening-tool-administered-in-er-accurately-gauges-suicide-risk.html
  7. Medicare Fraud and Abuse Linked to Patient Deaths and Hospitalizations

    Patients treated by health care professionals later excluded from the Medicare program for fraud and abuse were 14-17% more likely to die than similar patients treated by non-excluded physicians, nurses, and other professionals, according to a study.
    Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:07:25 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/medicare-fraud-and-abuse-linked-to-patient-deaths-and-hospitalizations.html
  8. Inaugural Global Health Security Index Finds Significant Gaps in Preparedness for Epidemics and Pandemics

    A new Global Health Security Index released today suggests that not a single country in the world is fully prepared to handle an epidemic or pandemic.
    Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:04:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/inaugural-global-health-security-index-finds-significant-gaps-in-preparedness-for-epidemics-and-pandemics.html
  9. 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 14:32:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/large-genome-wide-association-study-illuminates-genetic-risk-factors-for-gout.html
  10. 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 16:04:17 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/fragmented-physical-activity-linked-to-greater-mortality-risk.html