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  1. Risk for Developing HPV-Related Throat Cancer Low

    A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers shows that the risk of developing HPV-related throat cancer remains generally low.
    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:37:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/risk-for-developing-hpv-related-throat-cancer-low.html
  2. Gaps Persist in Zambia’s Food Fortification System, Study Suggests

    Most fortified sugar sold at retail outlets in one Zambian community did not contain the minimum amount of vitamin A required by the government. Only 11 percent of sugar tested met the required minimum concentration of vitamin A.
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:28:51 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/gaps-persist-in-zambias-food-fortification-system-study-suggests.html
  3. Turnaround Tuesday Receives 2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award

    Turnaround Tuesday, a program that helps formerly incarcerated individuals and others looking for a fresh start to reenter the workforce, was awarded the 2017 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award on Oct. 7 in Baltimore.
    Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:25:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/turnaround-tuesday-receives-2017-henrietta-lacks-memorial-award.html
  4. State Laws Requiring Autism Coverage By Private Insurers Led To Increases In Autism Care

    Enactment of state laws mandating coverage of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was followed by sizeable increases in insurer-covered ASD care and associated spending.
    Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:56:37 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/state-laws-requiring-autism-coverage-by-private-insurers-led-to-increases-in-autism-care.html
  5. Exposure to Safe Motherhood Campaign Associated with More Prenatal Visits, Birth Planning, Study Finds

    In Tanzania, pregnant women who were exposed to a national safe motherhood campaign designed to get them to visit health facilities were more likely to create birth plans and to attend more prenatal appointments, according to new research.
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:47:40 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/exposure-to-safe-motherhood-campaign-associated-with-more-prenatal-visits-birth-planning-study-finds.html
  6. Promising Results for Two Genetic Weapons Against Malaria

    Two new papers by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Malaria Research Institute report successes for highly promising strategies against malaria.
    Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:02:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/promising-results-for-two-genetic-weapons-against-malaria.html
  7. Weight Loss For Adults at Any Age Leads to Cost Savings, Study Suggests

    Helping an adult lose weight leads to significant cost savings at any age, with those savings peaking at age 50, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.
    Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:11:53 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/weight-loss-for-adults-at-any-age-leads-to-cost--savings-study-suggests.html
  8. 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 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/global-food-expert-martin-bloem-to-lead-the-johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future.html
  9. 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 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/long-term-opioid-prescription-use-jumps-threefold-over-sixteen-year-period-large-scale-study-suggests.html
  10. 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 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2017/assessment-tools-relationships-key-to-addressing-child-trauma.html