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  1. Consumers Cite Health Concerns, Cost As Reasons They Eat Less Meat

    Two out of every three participants in a U.S. consumer survey report that they are eating less of at least one type of meat, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
    Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:42:34 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/consumers-cite-health-concerns-cost-as-reasons-they-eat-less-meat.html
  2. Bloomberg School Program Awarded $20.5 Million From Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Focus on Urban Youth and Reproductive Health

    A global program that addresses the reproductive health needs of people living in poor urban communities has been awarded a $20.5-million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:23:57 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/bloomberg-school-program-awarded-20-million-from-bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-to-focus-on-urban-youth-and-reproductive-health.html
  3. More Daytime Sleepiness, More Alzheimer’s Disease

    A study of aging adults shows that those who report being very sleepy during the day were nearly three times more likely than those who didn’t to have brain deposits of beta amyloid, a protein that’s a hallmark for Alzheimer’s disease, years later. 
    Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:27:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/more-daytime-sleepiness-more-alzheimers-disease.html
  4. Commentary: More Malaria Nets Likely Needed Between Campaigns

    A new study published in the Lancet journal EClinical Medicine suggests that more mosquito nets are likely needed between mass campaigns to keep malaria cases in check.
    Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:42:58 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/commentary-more-malaria-nets-likely-needed-between-campaigns.html
  5. The Long-Term Financial Toll Of Breast Cancer

    The financial fallout from breast cancer can last years after diagnosis, particularly for those with lymphedema, a common side effect from treatment, causing cumulative and cascading economic consequences for survivors, their families, and society.
    Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:13:43 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/the-long-term-financial-toll-of-breast-cancer.html
  6. Tamar Mendelson Named Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    Associate Professor Tamar Mendelson, PhD, an expert in adolescent mental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health.
    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:40:08 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/tamar-mendelson-named-bloomberg-professor-of-american-health.html
  7. Study Reveals Broad 'Genetic Architectures' of Traits and Diseases

    Scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a powerful method for characterizing the broad patterns of genetic contributions to traits and diseases.
    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:33:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/study-reveals-broad-genetic-architectures-of-traits-and-diseases.html
  8. Elderly Patients On Dialysis Have A High Risk Of Dementia

    Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study.
    Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:18:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/elderly-patients-on-dialysis-have-a-high-risk-of-dementia.html
  9. Support Increases When Opioid 'Safe Consumption Sites' Called 'Overdose Prevention Sites'

    “Safe consumption sites,” where people can use pre-obtained drugs with medically trained personnel on hand to treat overdoses, garner higher public support when they are called “overdose prevention sites,” according to a study.
    Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:00:18 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/support-increases-when-opioid-safe-consumption-sites-called-overdose-prevention-sites.html
  10. Microbes Go Dark To Stay Warm in Cooler Climates

    Microorganisms in colder climates darken themselves to capture more heat from the sun and improve their ability to survive, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:00:38 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/microbes-go-dark-to-stay-warm-in-cooler-climates.html