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  1. Warning Labels Can Help Reduce Soda Consumption and Obesity, New Study Suggests

    Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages can lower obesity and overweight prevalence, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.
    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:36:37 GMT
  2. Children on Sex Offender Registries at Greater Risk for Suicide Attempts, Study Suggests

    Study finds that children who were legally required to register as sex offenders were at greater risk for harm, including suicide attempts and sexual assault, compared to a group of children were not required to register.
    Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:36:51 GMT
  3. Opioid Crisis: Criminal Justice Referrals Miss Treatment Opportunities, Study Suggests

    Medication treatment, usually consisting of methadone or buprenorphine, both of which are opioids, helps control symptoms of withdrawal and cravings that can cause relapse.
    Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:03:04 GMT
  4. Male Circumcision, Antiviral Drugs Appear To Sharply Reduce HIV Infection Rate

    A steep drop in the local incidence of new HIV infections accompanied the rollout of a U.S.-funded anti-HIV program in a large East African population.  
    Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:56:13 GMT
  5. Range of Opioid Prescribers Play Important Role in Epidemic, Study Finds

    A cross-section of opioid prescribers that typically do not prescribe large volumes of opioids, including primary care physicians, and surgeons, frequently prescribe opioids to high-risk patients, according to a new study.
    Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:27:00 GMT
  6. Genetic Mutation Could, If Altered, Boost FluMist Vaccine’s Effectiveness, Research Suggests

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered a genetic mutation in the FluMist intranasal flu vaccine that has the potential to be altered to enhance the vaccine’s protective effect.
    Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:47:43 GMT
  7. A Neighborhood’s Quality Influences Children’s Behaviors Through Teens, Study Suggests

    The quality of the neighborhood where a child grows up has a significant impact on the number of problem behaviors they display during elementary and teenage years, a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests. 
    Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:27:15 GMT
  8. News Brief: The 2017 APHA Meeting in Atlanta

    Three papers presented at the 2017 American Public Health Association Meeting in Atlanta.
    Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:45:21 GMT
  9. Breast Cancer Patients Forego Post-Surgery Treatment Due to Mistrust, Study Suggests

    Nearly one-third of women with breast cancer went against their doctor’s advice and chose not to begin or complete the recommended adjuvant anti-cancer therapy to kill residual tumor cells following surgery, per a new study.
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:15:46 GMT
  10. In Landmark Report, Public Health Leaders Outline Steps for Urgent Action on Opioids

    Report, co-released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Clinton Foundation, details actionable, evidence-based recommendations as epidemic deepens.
    Sat, 28 Oct 2017 18:35:10 GMT