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2021 News Releases

_Public Health News - News Releases 2021

News and information from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  1. COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Falling Globally and in the U.S., Survey Finds

    Data collected in 23 countries in last two weeks of January reveal overall drop in COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, with increased acceptance in nine countries.
    Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:56:46 GMT
  2. New Blood Pressure-Lowering Guidelines Could Benefit 25 Million Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease

    A recommendation for more intensive blood pressure management from an influential global nonprofit that publishes clinical practice guidelines in kidney disease could, if followed, benefit nearly 25 million Americans.
    Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:48:15 GMT
  3. Low-Income Middle-Aged African-American Women with Hypertension Are Likely to Suffer from Depression

    Low-income middle-aged African-American women with high blood pressure very commonly suffer from depression and should be better screened for this serious mental health condition.
    Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:30:12 GMT
  4. “Prediabetes” Diagnosis Less Useful in Older Patients

    Older adults who are classified as having “prediabetes” due to moderately elevated measures of blood sugar usually don’t go on to develop full-blown diabetes.
    Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:31:19 GMT
  5. Public Health Researchers Call for New Measures to Protect Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

    Shortages of many essential drugs amid the COVID-19 crisis reveal serious vulnerabilities in the systems for supplying and distributing pharmaceuticals in the United States.
    Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:58:04 GMT
  6. Coalition Releases Principles to Guide State and Local Spending of Forthcoming Opioid Litigation Settlement Funds

    New guidelines endorsed by more than 30 leading health groups, including the American Medical Association, call for focus on addiction treatment and prevention, avoid diversion of funds to close budget gaps.
    Wed, 27 Jan 2021 14:48:30 GMT
  7. Survey: Frequent Reports of Missed Medical Care in U.S. Adults During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Two out of five individuals delayed or missed medical care in the early phase of the pandemic—from March through mid-July 2020.
    Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:07:41 GMT
  8. COVID-19 Outcomes for Patients on Immunosuppressive Drugs on Par with Non- Immunosuppressed Patients

    People taking immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection or to treat inflammatory or autoimmune diseases do not fare worse than others on average when they are hospitalized with COVID-19.
    Thu, 07 Jan 2021 17:45:05 GMT