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News and information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Statement from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School and the Institute for Global Tobacco Control on a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

    We welcome and support the FDA’s plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars announced this week. This action is an important step in preventing deaths, improving health outcomes, and addressing health disparities, especially for Black Americans.
    Fri, 30 Apr 2021 20:54:46 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/statement-from-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-and-the-institute-for-global-tobacco-control-on-a-ban-on-menthol-cigarettes.html
  12. In-Person Schooling with Inadequate Mitigation Measures Raises Household Member’s COVID-19 Risk

    Large study suggests that symptom screening, other measures can eliminate most or all excess risk of developing COVID-19-like symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19
    Thu, 29 Apr 2021 18:20:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/in-person-schooling-with-inadequate-mitigation-measures-raises-household-members-COVID-19-risk.html
  13. Study Identifies Risk Factors for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Mortality Among U.S. Nursing Home Residents

    Risks of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection for long-stay nursing home residents were mainly dependent on factors in their nursing homes and surrounding communities.
    Wed, 31 Mar 2021 15:28:23 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/study-identifies-risk-factors-for-covid-19-infection-hospitalization-and-mortality-among-us-nursing-home-residents.html
  14. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Again Tops U.S. News & World Report Ranking

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has again been named the top public health school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
    Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:16:20 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-again-tops-us-news-and-world-report-ranking.html
  15. Drug Coupons and Vouchers Cover Only a Sliver of Prescription Drugs

    Use of vouchers and coupons offered by pharmaceutical companies to defray patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs is concentrated among a small number of drugs.
    Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:20:21 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2021/drug-coupons-and-vouchers-cover-only-a-sliver-of-prescription-drugs.html


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