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News and information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. Antidepressant Harms Baby Neurons in Lab-Grown "Mini-Brains"

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem cell-derived “mini-brains” to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain.
    Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:42:15 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/antidepressant-harms-baby-neurons-in-lab-grown-mini-brains.html
  2. Firearm Purchaser Licensing Laws Linked to Fewer Fatal Mass Shootings

    Firearm purchaser licensing laws that require an in-person application or fingerprinting are associated with an estimated 56 percent fewer fatal mass shootings in states that have them.
    Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:13:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/firearm-purchaser-licensing-laws-linked-to-fewer-fatal-mass-shootings.html
  3. Political TV Ads Referencing Guns Increased Eightfold Over Four Election Cycles

    The number of political candidate television advertisements that refer to guns increased significantly across four election cycles in U.S. media markets, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Mon, 03 Feb 2020 20:46:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/political-tv-ads-referencing-guns-increased-eightfold-over-four-election-cycles.html
  4. A Fundamental Discovery About How Gene Activity Is Regulated

    Researchers at JHSPH have discovered a fundamental mechanism that regulates gene activity in cells. The newly discovered mechanism targets RNA, or ribonucleic acid, a close cousin of DNA that plays an important role in cellular activity.
    Mon, 03 Feb 2020 16:10:39 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/a-fundamental-discovery-about-how-gene-activity-is-regulated.html
  5. With High Fiber Diets, More Protein May Mean More Bloating

    People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:18:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/with-high-fiber-diets-more-protein-may-mean-more-bloating.html
  6. Family Caregivers Are Rarely Asked About Needing Assistance With Caring for Older Adults

    Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults’ care, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:44:13 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/family-caregivers-are-rarely-asked-about-Needing-assistance-with-caring-for-older-adults.html
  7. Less Active Infants Had Greater Fat Accumulation, Study Finds

    Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:13:35 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/less-active-infants-had-greater-fat-accumulation-study-finds.html
  8. Analysis of FDA Documents Reveals Inadequate Monitoring of Key Program to Promote Safe Opioid Use

    Review of internal FDA documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act suggests limited FDA and drug company oversight of risk management program.
    Tue, 07 Jan 2020 15:15:58 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/analysis-of-fda-documents-reveals-inadequate-monitoring-of-key-program-to-promote-safe-opioid-use.html