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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Blood-Based Epigenetic Research May Hold Clues to Autism Biology, Study Suggests

    Using data from blood and brain tissues, researchers mine epigenetic data to reveal immune-response pathways that might prove critical to understanding autism.
    Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:07:01 GMT
  6. Diabetes Still on Rise, But New Study Suggests Major Progress in Screening and Diagnosis

    A new study suggests that far fewer cases of diabetes go undiagnosed than previously thought.
    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:24:23 GMT
  7. Risk for Developing HPV-Related Throat Cancer Low

    A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers shows that the risk of developing HPV-related throat cancer remains generally low.
    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:37:31 GMT
  8. Gaps Persist in Zambia’s Food Fortification System, Study Suggests

    Most fortified sugar sold at retail outlets in one Zambian community did not contain the minimum amount of vitamin A required by the government. Only 11 percent of sugar tested met the required minimum concentration of vitamin A.
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:28:51 GMT
  9. Turnaround Tuesday Receives 2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award

    Turnaround Tuesday, a program that helps formerly incarcerated individuals and others looking for a fresh start to reenter the workforce, was awarded the 2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award on Oct. 7 in Baltimore.
    Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:25:50 GMT
  10. State Laws Requiring Autism Coverage By Private Insurers Led To Increases In Autism Care

    Enactment of state laws mandating coverage of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was followed by sizeable increases in insurer-covered ASD care and associated spending.
    Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:56:37 GMT