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  1. Janice Bowie Named Director of Bloomberg School's Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Program

    Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, an expert in health disparities and community-based research methods, has been named director of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program.
    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:40:16 GMT
  2. Study Suggests Shifts in Afghan Attitudes Towards Increased Education and Delayed Marriage

    In Afghanistan’s most underdeveloped regions, attitudes towards education and child marriage appear to have changed significantly since the overthrow of the Taliban government in 2002.
    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:40:02 GMT
  3. Face Masks Protect Hog Farm Workers and Their Household Members From Staph Bacteria

    Face masks appear to provide important protection against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria for hog farm workers and for household members to whom they might otherwise transmit the bacteria.
    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:42:37 GMT
  4. Increased Motor Activity Linked to Improved Mood

    Increasing one’s level of physical activity may be an effective way to boost one’s mood, according to a new study from a team including scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:46:12 GMT
  5. Pregnant Women, Young Children Most Likely To Use Bed Nets To Prevent Malaria

    When households in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women and children under five are most likely to sleep under the ones they have, leaving men and school-aged children more exposed to malaria.
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:07:49 GMT
  6. Lack of Preparedness and Insecurity Hampered Response to Cholera Epidemic in Yemen

    Analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health identifies 20 top recommendations to mitigate future cholera outbreaks in Yemen and other humanitarian emergencies.
    Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:52:54 GMT
  7. Essential Oils From Garlic and Other Herbs and Spices Kill "Persister” Lyme Disease Bacteria

    Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:54:38 GMT
  8. Osteoporosis Risk Rises Sharply Even For Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

    Women diagnosed with breast cancer who are 50 or younger face a much higher risk of the bone-loss condition osteoporosis compared to women of the same age who do not have cancer.
    Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:49:38 GMT
  9. New Speakers Announced for Inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit, November 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C.

    Additional speakers are being announced today for the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit, which will be held November 29 and 30 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.
    Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:37:33 GMT
  10. News Brief: 2018 International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda

    At the fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, which took place November 12 to 15, 2018, four new research findings were presented.
    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:30:41 GMT