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  1. Global Food Expert Martin Bloem to Lead the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

    Martin W. Bloem, MD, PhD, a leading expert in global food and nutrition research and policy, will join the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) as Director.
    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:37:12 GMT
  2. Long-Term Opioid Prescription Use Jumps Threefold Over 16-Year Period, Large-Scale Study Suggests

    Opioid prescription use increased significantly between 1999 and 2014, and that much of that increase stemmed from patients who’d been taking their medication for 90 days or longer, new study finds.
    Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:57:55 GMT
  3. Assessment Tools, Relationships Key to Addressing Child Trauma

    Special issue of Academic Pediatrics highlights ways to better address trauma and build resilience.
    Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:55:22 GMT
  4. Physical Activity in Midlife Not Linked to Cognitive Fitness in Later Years, Long-Term Study Suggests

    A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers that tracked activity levels of 646 adults over 30 years found that, contrary to previous research, exercise in mid-life was not linked to cognitive fitness in later years.
    Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:47:06 GMT
  5. Higher Rural Suicide Rates Driven by Use of Guns

    Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state’s urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings.
    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:14:26 GMT
  6. Review: Cholera Vaccines Effective for Adults, Much Less So for Children

    A new review of the research literature shows that cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but provide significantly less protection for children under age 5, a population particularly at risk for dying from this diarrheal disease.
    Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:29:50 GMT
  7. CCP Program in Nigeria Increases Modern Contraceptive Use, Study Suggests

    Over a four-year period, new research suggests, a program led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in six large Nigerian cities was associated with a 10 percentage-point increase in the use of modern contraception.
    Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:28:16 GMT
  8. Trauma Care Expert MacKenzie Named Johns Hopkins Dean of Public Health

    Ellen J. MacKenzie, an expert on improving trauma care and a nationally renowned researcher, will be named dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:56:03 GMT
  9. CCP Receives Five-Year, $300 Million Award From USAID

    The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has received a five-year award with a $300 million ceiling from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead its social and behavior change programs around the world.
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:48:22 GMT
  10. Saliva as Good as Blood for Diagnosing Hepatitis E, Study Suggests

    A saliva test developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.
    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:44:48 GMT