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  1. Report Offers Evidence-Based Recommendations Aimed At Reducing Illinois Gun Violence

    Ilinois could reduce the number of people killed each year by gun violence by implementing ten policies supported by available research, according to a new report authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.
    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:36:04 GMT
  2. New Tool for Tracking Cholera Outbreaks Could Make It Easier to Detect and Stop Deadly Epidemics

    Algorithms using data from antibody signatures in peoples’ blood may enable scientists to assess the size of cholera outbreaks and identify hotspots of cholera transmission more accurately than ever.
    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:02:10 GMT
  3. Study Finds Inadequate FDA Oversight of Monitoring of Fentanyl Products

    A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests that the FDA and manufacturers did not take action when evidence emerged that potentially lethal fentanyl products were being inappropriately prescribed to patients.
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:00:02 GMT
  4. Survey: Misunderstanding Food Date Labels Linked With Higher Food Discards

    A new survey led by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future is examining U.S. consumer attitudes and behaviors related to food date labels found widespread confusion, leading to unnecessary discards, increased waste and food safety risks.
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:56:16 GMT
  5. Safe Consumption Sites: Study Identifies Policy Change Strategies and Challenges

    A new qualitative study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies several key lessons from early efforts to establish sanctioned safe consumption sites in five U.S. communities.
    Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:20:49 GMT
  6. Study: Fatal Opioid-Related Car Crashes in Maryland Hold Steady Over Decade

    By limiting analysis to those who died at the scene with opioids in their systems versus those who died later, researchers found no increase despite worsening opioid crisis.
    Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:19:07 GMT
  7. A New Toolkit For Studying How "PARP" Activity Boosts Cancers

    A new method developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is likely to speed the study of an important biological process called ADP-ribosylation.
    Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:36:50 GMT
  8. Care Following Opioid Overdoses in West Virginia Falls Short

    Only a small fraction of people who had non-fatal opioid overdoses in West Virginia received treatment in the aftermath, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:18:14 GMT
  9. West Virginia Study Details Promising Method for Estimating Rural Intravenous Drug Use

    Researchers release a new tool to help rural communities understand the resources needed to combat the opioid epidemic
    Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:55:26 GMT
  10. To Halt Malaria Transmission, More Research Focused on Human Behavior Needed

    Wherever possible, researchers should not just focus on mosquito behavior when working to eliminate malaria, but must also consider how humans behave at night when the risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito is highest,
    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:45:27 GMT