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  1. To Address Hunger, Many Countries May Have To Increase Carbon Footprint

    New study led by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers details specific climate and freshwater impacts of nine plant-forward diets in 140 countries
    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:01:07 GMT
  2. 19th Surgeon General of the United States To Join Bloomberg School as Distinguished Policy Scholar

    Vivek H. Murthy, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General and previous Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the Distinguished Policy Scholar, beginning in September 2019.
    Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:54:54 GMT
  3. Social Media Use by Adolescents Linked to Internalizing Behaviors

    A new study from researchers at JHSPH found that adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of internalizing behaviors compared to adolescents who do not use social media at all.
    Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:56:25 GMT
  4. Peripheral Artery Disease Risk Hinges on Health Factors and Demographics, Including Race

    The lifetime risk of lower-extremity peripheral artery disease is about 30 percent for black men and 28 percent for black women, with lower but still-substantial risks for Hispanics and whites, according to a JHSPH study.
    Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:25:33 GMT
  5. Majority of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support a Variety of Gun Policies

    A new national public opinion survey conducted by researchers at JHSPH finds widespread agreement among gun owners, non-gun owners, and across political party affiliations for many U.S. gun violence prevention policies.
    Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:06:46 GMT
  6. Bloomberg School Faculty Statement on Lancet Commission Report on Malaria Eradication

    The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication issued a report Sept. 8, 2019 that posits that malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, can be eradicated as early as 2050.
    Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:47:20 GMT
  7. For Better Adult Mental and Relational Health, Boost Positive Childhood Experiences

    Positive childhood experiences, such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the community, are associated with reductions in chances of adult depression and poor mental health, a JHSPH-led study suggests.
    Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:01:06 GMT
  8. Lymari Morales Named Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Associate Dean for Communications and Marketing

    Lymari Morales, a senior communications professional, has been named the JHSPH associate dean for Communications and Marketing. In this role, Morales will shape and promote the School’s brand at the internal, local, national and global levels.
    Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:13:50 GMT
  9. Most Independent Charity Drug Assistance Programs Exclude the Uninsured

    A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined independent charity prescription drug assistance programs in the U.S. and found that nearly all—97 percent—did not provide coverage for uninsured patients.
    Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:02:14 GMT
  10. When Mosquitoes Are Biting During Rainy Season, Net Use Increases, Study Finds

    The more rainfall a region in sub-Saharan Africa gets, the more mosquitoes proliferate there and the more likely its residents will sleep under their insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria transmission.
    Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:10:29 GMT