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News and information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. Statement from Public Health Experts on Announcement of Opioid Settlement

    Members of a coalition of 50+ leading public health groups who issued a set of five guiding principles for spending opioid settlement funds in January are reacting to the announcement of the $26 billion settlement deal.
    Wed, 21 Jul 2021 19:22:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/statement-from-public-health-experts-on-announcement-of-opioid-settlement.html
  2. Brain Organoid Study Highlights Potential Role of Genetic and Environmental Interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have shown in a brain organoid study that exposure to a common pesticide synergizes with a frequent autism-linked gene mutation.
    Wed, 14 Jul 2021 13:26:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/brain-organoid-study-highlights-potential-role-of-genetic-and-environmental-interaction-in-autism-spectrum-disorder.html
  3. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Honored for COVID-19 Communications Efforts

    The Communications and Marketing team in the Office of External Affairs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has won three awards in recognition of its work across content platforms and with the media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:55:34 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-honored-for-covid-19-communications-efforts.html
  4. Higher Selenium and Manganese Levels During Pregnancy May Protect Babies From Future High Blood Pressure

    Children who were exposed to higher levels of trace minerals manganese and selenium during their mothers’ pregnancy had a lower risk of high blood pressure in childhood.
    Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:16:56 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/higher-selenium-and-manganese-levels-during-pregnancy-may-protect-babies-from-future-high-blood-pressure.html
  5. Chef José Andrés and His World Central Kitchen to Receive Goodermote Humanitarian Award

    Chef and restaurateur José Andrés and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen will receive the 2021 Goodermote Humanitarian Award from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Center for Humanitarian Health.
    Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:57:42 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/chef-jose-andres-and-his-world-central-kitchen-to-receive-goodermote-humanitarian-award.html
  6. Major Study of Diabetes Trends Shows Americans’ Blood Sugar Control is Getting Worse

    Blood sugar control among adults with diabetes in the United States declined significantly in the past decade, according to a nationwide study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:10:35 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/major-study-of-diabetes-trends-shows-americans-blood-sugar-control-is-getting-worse.html
  7. Drop in Convalescent Plasma Use at U.S. Hospitals Linked to Higher COVID-19 Mortality Rate

    A new study suggests a slowdown in the use of convalescent plasma to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients led to a higher COVID-19 mortality during a critical period during this past winter’s surge.
    Mon, 07 Jun 2021 16:49:46 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/drop-in-convalescent-plasma-use-at-us-hospitals-linked-to-higher-covid-19-mortality-rate.html
  8. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Announces Fifth Class of Bloomberg Fellows

    The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announces its 2021 cohort of Bloomberg Fellows.
    Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:55:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-announces-fifth-class-of-bloomberg-fellows.html
  9. Report: Analysis of Baltimore City’s Urban Farms and Gardens Finds Safe Levels of Metals at Vast Majority of Sites

    A new report that examined soil, water, and produce from urban farms and gardens in Baltimore City found low levels of lead and other metals that pose no reason for concern at the majority of growing sites.
    Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:10:08 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/report-analysis-of-baltimore-citys-urban-farms-and-gardens-finds-safe-levels-of-metals-at-vast-majority-of-sites.html
  10. Class of 2021: 908 Students Graduate From Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recognized the Class of 2021 in a pre-recorded Convocation broadcast on May 25.
    Wed, 26 May 2021 15:43:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/class-of-2021-908-students-graduate-from-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  11. Researchers Identify Proteins That Predict Future Dementia, Alzheimer’s Risk

    The development of dementia, often from Alzheimer’s disease, late in life is associated with abnormal blood levels of dozens of proteins up to five years earlier.
    Mon, 17 May 2021 15:58:53 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/researchers-identify-proteins-that-predict-future-dementia-alzheimers-risk.html
  12. Ingredient in Common Weed Killer Impairs Insect Immune Systems, Study Suggests

    The chemical compound glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, can weaken the immune systems of insects.
    Thu, 13 May 2021 13:10:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/ingredient-in-common-weed-killer-impairs-insect-immune-systems-study-suggests.html
  13. Organic Meat Less Likely To Be Contaminated with Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Suggests

    Meat that is certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is less likely to be contaminated with bacteria that can sicken people, including dangerous, multidrug-resistant organisms, compared to conventionally produced meat.
    Wed, 12 May 2021 13:16:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/organic-meat-less-likely-to-be-contaminated-with-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-study-suggests.html
  14. Report: “Safe System” Approach Could Dramatically Reduce Road Deaths While Improving Equity

    A new approach to road safety that relies on design and engineering principles—the “Safe System” approach—could lead to dramatic reductions in vehicle-related deaths and injuries if implemented in the U.S.
    Tue, 11 May 2021 13:24:48 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/report-safe-system-approach-could-dramatically-reduce-road-deaths-while-improving-equity.html
  15. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Co-Hosts: “Bridging Faith And Science To Combat The Overdose Crisis” With President Bill Clinton and Faith Leaders

    This inaugural discussion will focus on understanding and addressing the role of racial and ethnic disparities in the addiction and overdose crisis as well as the role faith and science leaders can play in finding solutions.
    Mon, 03 May 2021 16:56:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-co-hosts-bridging-faith-and-science-to-combat-the-overdose-crisis-with-president-bill-clinton-and-faith-leaders.html


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