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  1. Daniel Webster Named First Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed a leading national expert in gun violence prevention, Daniel Webster, as its first Bloomberg Professor of American Health.
    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:17:19 GMT
  2. Hot Spot Policing Focused on Guns Is Most Effective Strategy for Reducing Gun Violence in Baltimore, Study Finds

    A Baltimore program that assigns detectives to work in neighborhoods at high risk for gun violence was more effective at reducing gun violence in Baltimore than other initiatives, a new study finds.
    Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:37:22 GMT
  3. Perspective: Let’s Put the ‘Ph’ Back in Science PhD Programs

    Today’s graduate biomedical science education system is in need of comprehensive reform, two researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health argue in a new paper.
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:31:43 GMT
  4. Diet Rich in Apples and Tomatoes May Help Repair Lungs of Ex-Smokers, Study Suggests

    A study found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples.
    Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:32:54 GMT
  5. Warning Labels Can Help Reduce Soda Consumption and Obesity, New Study Suggests

    Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages can lower obesity and overweight prevalence, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.
    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:36:37 GMT
  6. Children on Sex Offender Registries at Greater Risk for Suicide Attempts, Study Suggests

    Study finds that children who were legally required to register as sex offenders were at greater risk for harm, including suicide attempts and sexual assault, compared to a group of children were not required to register.
    Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:36:51 GMT
  7. Opioid Crisis: Criminal Justice Referrals Miss Treatment Opportunities, Study Suggests

    Medication treatment, usually consisting of methadone or buprenorphine, both of which are opioids, helps control symptoms of withdrawal and cravings that can cause relapse.
    Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:03:04 GMT
  8. Male Circumcision, Antiviral Drugs Appear To Sharply Reduce HIV Infection Rate

    A steep drop in the local incidence of new HIV infections accompanied the rollout of a U.S.-funded anti-HIV program in a large East African population.  
    Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:56:13 GMT
  9. Range of Opioid Prescribers Play Important Role in Epidemic, Study Finds

    A cross-section of opioid prescribers that typically do not prescribe large volumes of opioids, including primary care physicians, and surgeons, frequently prescribe opioids to high-risk patients, according to a new study.
    Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:27:00 GMT
  10. Genetic Mutation Could, If Altered, Boost FluMist Vaccine’s Effectiveness, Research Suggests

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered a genetic mutation in the FluMist intranasal flu vaccine that has the potential to be altered to enhance the vaccine’s protective effect.
    Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:47:43 GMT