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  1. Older Adults with Dementia Exhibit Financial Symptoms Up To Six Years Before Diagnosis

    A new study led by researchers at the Bloomberg School and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors found Medicare beneficiaries who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to miss payments on bills as early as six years before a diagnosis.
    Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:19:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/older-adults-with-dementia-exhibit-financial-symptoms-up-to-six-years-before-diagnosis.html
  2. Discovery Illuminates How Cell Growth Pathway Responds to Signals

    A basic science discovery by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reveals a fundamental way cells interpret signals from their environment and may eventually pave the way for potential new therapies.
    Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:29:29 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/discovery-illuminates-how-cell-growth-pathway-responds-to-signals.html
  3. New Saliva-Based Antibody Test for SARS-CoV-2 Highly Accurate in Initial Study

    A new saliva-based test developed by a team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been found to accurately detect the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
    Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:33:43 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-saliva-based-antibody-test-for-sars-cov-2-highly-accurate-in-initial-study.html
  4. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Sean Allen as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Sean T. Allen, DrPH, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.
    Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:37:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-sean-allen-as-new-bloomberg-assistant-professor-of-american-health.html
  5. Home-Visiting Program Shows Promise of Reducing Risk of Obesity Among Native American Children

    Lessons on healthy feeding practices delivered to young mothers through a brief home-visiting intervention put Native American infants on a healthier growth trajectory, lowering their risks for obesity.
    Mon, 09 Nov 2020 16:24:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/home-visiting-program-shows-promise-of-reducing-risk-of-obesity-among-native-american-children.html
  6. New Johns Hopkins Center for Research on COVID-19 Immunity

    Researchers at the Bloomberg School and School of Medicine have been jointly awarded a major grant from the National Cancer Institute to set up a center for research on the human serological immune response to COVID-19.
    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:49:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-johns-hopkins-center-for-research-on-covid-19-immunity.html
  7. Americans’ Responses to Covid-19 Stay-Home Orders Differed According to Population Density

    Americans strongly reduced their visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit stations following stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors earlier this year, but did not reduce their visits to parks and beaches.
    Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:19:26 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/americans-responses-to-covid-19-stay-home-orders-differed-according-to-population-density.html
  8. Patients Who Had More Severe Covid-19 May Be the Best Donors for Convalescent Plasma Therapy

    Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the disease.
    Mon, 19 Oct 2020 21:17:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/patients-who-had-more-severe-covid-19-may-be-the best-donors-for-convalescent-plasma-therapy.html
  9. Survey: More U.S. Adults Want the Government to Have a Bigger Role in Improving Peoples’ Lives Than Before the Pandemic

    The share of U.S. adults who support an active government role in society increased by more than 40 percent during the initial pandemic response.
    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 21:07:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/survey-more-u.s.-adults-want-the-government-to-have-a-bigger-role-in-improving-peoples-lives-than-before-the-pandemic.html
  10. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints David Celentano as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed David Celentano, ScD, MHS, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.
    Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:01:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-david-celentano-as-new-bloomberg-centennial-professor.html
  11. Researchers Improve the Standard Method for Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk

    Taking into account two common kidney disease tests may greatly enhance doctors’ abilities to estimate patients’ cardiovascular disease risks, enabling millions of patients to have better preventive cardiovascular care.
    Wed, 14 Oct 2020 14:55:58 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/researchers-improve-the-standard-method-for-assessing-cardiovascular-disease-risk.html
  12. Exposure to Vitamin D in the Womb Might Minimize Risk of High Blood Pressure for Children Born to Mothers with Preeclampsia

    Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called preeclampsia during pregnancy.
    Mon, 05 Oct 2020 16:55:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/exposure-to-vitamin-d-in-the-womb-might-minimize-risk-of-high-blood-pressure-for-children-born-to-mothers-with-preeclampsia.html
  13. Study Highlights Shortcomings in Telemedicine Despite Large Increases in Remote Consults During Covid-19 Pandemic

    Despite increased use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have had significantly fewer consultations with primary care doctors and markedly fewer assessments of common cardiac risk factors.
    Fri, 02 Oct 2020 16:18:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-highlights-shortcomings-in-telemedicine-despite-large-increases-in-remote-consults-during-covid-19-pandemic.html
  14. Study Identifies Shortcomings in FDA Evaluations for New Opioid Drug Approvals Over Two Decades

    Approvals of prescription opioids by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over more than two decades have been based on evaluations in narrowly defined patient groups for which certain safety-related outcomes have been rarely systematically assessed.
    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:08:21 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-identifies-shortcomings-in-fda-evaluations-for-new-opioid-drug-approvals-over-two-decades.html
  15. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Marie Diener-West as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Marie Diener-West, PhD, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor. This is an endowed position made possible by a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:48:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-marie-diener-west-as-new-bloomberg-centennial-professor.html
  16. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Janice Bowie as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.
    Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:51:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-janice-bowie-as-new-bloomberg-centennial-professor.html
  17. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Tiara C. Willie as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Tiara C. Willie, PhD, MA, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health.
    Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:28:23 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-tiara-c-willie-as-new-bloomberg-assistant-professor-of-american-health.html
  18. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Brendan Saloner as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Brendan Saloner, PhD, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
    Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:58:35 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-brendan-saloner-as-new-bloomberg-associate-professor-of-american-health.html
  19. In Memoriam: Edyth Hull Schoenrich, 1919 – 2020

    Edyth Hull Schoenrich, a JHSPH faculty member for more than 50 years and former director of the Bureau of Chronic Diseases of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died Saturday, September 12. She was 101.
    Tue, 15 Sep 2020 21:05:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/in-memoriam-edyth-hull-schoenrich-1919-2020.html
  20. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Susan G. Sherman as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Susan G. Sherman, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.
    Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:59:20 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-susan-g-sherman-as-new-bloomberg-professor-of-american-health.html
  21. Former Administrator of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Join The Bloomberg School as a Distinguished Policy Scholar

    Mark Rosekind, the fifteenth administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Distinguished Policy Scholar on September 1.
    Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:44:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/former-administrator-of-the-national-highway-traffic-safety-administration-to-join-the-bloomberg-school-as-a-distinguished-policy-scholar.html
  22. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Maria Trent as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Maria Trent, MD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health.
    Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:08:13 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-maria-trent-as-new-bloomberg-professor-of-american-health.html
  23. Covid-19 Study Links Strict Social Distancing to Much Lower Chance of Infection

    Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
    Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:11:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/covid-19-study-links-strict-social-distancing-to-much-lower-chance-of-infection.html
  24. Infants in Households With Very Low Food Security May Have Greater Obesity Risk

    Infants from households reporting very low “food security,” a measure of access to adequate and healthy meals, tend to weigh more than those from households with relatively high food security.
    Fri, 28 Aug 2020 16:22:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/infants-in-households-with-very-low-food-security-may-have-greater-obesity-risk.html
  25. Handgun Purchaser Licensing Laws are Associated with Lower Firearm Homicides, Suicides

    State handgun purchaser licensing laws—which go beyond federal background checks—appear to be highly effective at reducing firearm homicide and suicide rates.
    Thu, 20 Aug 2020 21:42:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/handgun-purchaser-licensing-laws-are-associated-with-lower-firearm-homicides-suicides.html
  26. Non-Fasting Blood Test Can Help Screen Youth for Prediabetes and Diabetes

    A simple blood test that does not require overnight fasting has been found to be an accurate screening tool for identifying youth at risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease risk later in life.
    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:39:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/non-fasting-blood-test-can-help-screen-youth-for-prediabetes-and-diabetes.html
  27. Study Suggests Drug Overdose Linked to PTSD

    Drug overdoses are psychologically traumatic events that can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:21:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-suggests-drug-overdose-linked-to-ptsd.html
  28. Immunization Programs Yield High “Return On Investment,” Saving Hundreds of Billions of Dollars

    Immunization programs offered in low- and middle-income countries provide a high “return on investment” in terms of the economic costs of diseases that are prevented and the values of lives that would have been lost.
    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:56:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/immunization-programs-yield high-return on investment-saving-hundreds-of-billions-of-dollars.html
  29. In Memoriam: Noel R. Rose, 1927-2020

    Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, a longtime Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty member and researcher recognized as a father of autoimmune disease research, died Thursday. Rose, 92, died at home in Brookline, Massachusetts.
    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:41:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/in-memoriam-noel-r-rose-1927-2020.html
  30. Shannon Frattaroli Named Director of The Johns Hopkins Center For Injury Research and Policy at Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, has been named the next director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.
    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:32:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/shannon-frattaroli-named-director-of-the-johns-hopkins-center-for-injury-research-and-policy-at-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  31. Johns Hopkins Receives $35 Million in Funding from Department of Defense for COVID-19 Blood Plasma Trials

    Johns Hopkins researchers have received $35 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) JPEO-CBRND, on behalf of the Defense Health Agency, for two nationwide clinical trials.
    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:07:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-receives-35-million-in-funding-from-department-of-defense-for-covid-19-blood-plasma-trials.html
  32. Higher BPA Levels Linked to More Asthma Symptoms in Children

    Children in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore tended to have more asthma symptoms when levels of the synthetic chemical BPA in their urine were elevated, according to a study from JHSPH researchers and the School of Medicine.
    Tue, 28 Jul 2020 14:54:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/higher-bpa-levels-linked-to-more-asthma-symptoms-in-children.html
  33. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Offers New Online Course for Public Health Program Managers and Developers on Maximizing Effectiveness of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today announced a free new online course to help public health officials implement strong contact tracing programs to break the chain of novel coronavirus transmission.
    Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:01:37 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-offers-new-online-course-for-public-health-program-managers-and-developers-on-maximizing-effectiveness-of-covid-19-contact-tracing.html
  34. The Challenge Initiative at the Bloomberg School of Public Health Receives Two Grants to Support Family Planning for Women and Girls in Poor Urban Areas

    The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global initiative based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has received grants totaling $18.1 million from Bayer AG and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:17:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/the-challenge-initiative-at-the-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-receives-two-grants-to-support-family-planning-for-women-and-girls-in-poor-urban-areas.html
  35. Fast-Spreading Mutation Helps Common Flu Subtype Escape Immune Response

    Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein.
    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:04:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/fast-spreading-mutation-helps-common-flu-subtype-escape-immune-response.html
  36. COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons Significantly Higher Than in U.S. Population

    A new analysis led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the number of U.S. prison residents who tested positive for COVID-19 was 5.5 times higher than the general U.S. population.
    Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:21:07 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/covid-19-cases-and-deaths-in-federal-and-state-prisons-significantly-higher-than-in-u.s.-population.html
  37. Higher Manganese Levels in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Preeclampsia Risk

    An analysis of data from more than 1,300 women followed through pregnancy found women with lower levels of manganese in early pregnancy were more likely to develop the serious high blood pressure syndrome called preeclampsia in late pregnancy.
    Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:49:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/higher-manganese-levels-in early-pregnancy-linked-to-lower-preeclampsia-risk.html
  38. Researchers Discover Critical New Allergy Pathway

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis.
    Thu, 25 Jun 2020 19:57:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/researchers-discover-critical-new-allergy-pathway.html
  39. Linking Hospital and Other Records Can Predict Both Fatal and Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests

    A new study by researchers at the JHSPH found that the odds of a fatal opioid overdose were 1.5 times higher for individuals with one to two visits to the emergency department for any medical issue than for people with no hospital visits.
    Wed, 24 Jun 2020 16:10:52 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/linking-hospital-and-other-records-can-predict-both-fatal-and-nonfatal-opioid-overdoses-study-suggests.html
  40. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Michele Decker as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Michele Decker, ScD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.
    Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:47:33 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/Johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-michele-decker-as-new-bloomberg-associate-professor-of-american-health.html
  41. Urban Density Not Linked to Higher Coronavirus Infection Rates — and Is Linked to Lower COVID-19 Death Rates

    A new study suggests that denser places, assumed by many to be more conducive to the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are not linked to higher infection rates.
    Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:51:17 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/urban-density-not-linked-to-higher-coronavirus-infection-rates-and-is-linked-to-lower-covid-19-death-rates.html
  42. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Mean Significant Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs for Many Americans

    Many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements.
    Mon, 15 Jun 2020 15:48:38 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/covid-19-hospitalizations-could-mean-significant-out-of-pocket-medical-costs-for-many-americans.html
  43. Elizabeth Stuart Appointed as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD, a national expert in biostatistics and policy evaluation, has been appointed as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 11 Jun 2020 14:53:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/elizabeth-stuart-appointed-as-new-bloomberg-professor-of-american-health.html
  44. New Report on Enforcement of Gun Laws in Baltimore Finds More Focused Approached Could Reduce Violence, Improve Community Relationships with City Police

    A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at JHSPH finds that broad “stop-and-search” practices used for many years by Baltimore police to look for illegally possessed guns have minimal, if any, impact on gun violence.
    Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:22:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/report-finds-focused-approach-to-enforcement-of-gun-laws-could-reduce-violence-improve-community-relationships-with-baltimore-city-police.html
  45. Majority of First-Wave COVID-19 Clinical Trials Have Significant Design Shortcomings, Study Finds

    Most of the registered clinical trials of potential treatments for COVID-19 underway as of late March were designed in ways that will greatly limit their value in understanding potential treatments, according to a study from researchers at JHSPH.
    Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:05:42 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/majority-of-first-wave-covid-19-clinical-trials-have-significant-design-shortcomings-study-finds.html
  46. Survey Finds Large Increase in Psychological Distress Reported Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    A new survey conducted by researchers at JHSPH during the COVID-19 pandemic found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress—from 3.9 percent in 2018 to 13.6 percent in April 2020.
    Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:36:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/survey-finds-large-increase-in-psychological-distress-reported-among-us-adults-during-the-covid-19-pandemic.html
  47. Scientists Engineer Mosquitoes That Resist Malaria Parasite with Combination of Anti-Parasite Molecules

    Malaria parasite is seen as unlikely to evolve defenses against the multi-attack approach, research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
    Fri, 22 May 2020 14:11:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/scientists-engineer-mosquitoes-that-resist-malaria-parasite-with-combination-of-anti-parasite-molecules.html
  48. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Announces Fourth Class of Bloomberg Fellows

    Fifty MPH fellows and eight DrPH fellows from 27 States and D.C. will receive public health training to tackle critical health issues across the country.
    Thu, 21 May 2020 14:54:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-announces-fourth-class-of-bloomberg-fellows.html
  49. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Shelley Hearne Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Advocacy

    Shelley Hearne, DrPH, MPH, has joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the new director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Advocacy.
    Thu, 21 May 2020 14:01:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-shelley-hearne-director-of-johns-hopkins-center-for-public-health-advocacy.html
  50. Class of 2020: 980 Students Graduate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recognized graduates of the Class of 2020 in a pre-recorded Convocation ceremony broadcast.
    Wed, 20 May 2020 15:21:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/class-of-2020-980-students-graduate-from-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  51. Genome Study Links DNA Changes to the Risks of Specific Breast Cancer Subtypes

    An analysis of genetic studies covering 266,000 women has revealed 32 new sites on the human genome where variations in DNA appear to alter the risks of getting breast cancer.
    Mon, 18 May 2020 17:55:23 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/genome-study-links-dna-changes-to-the-risks-of-specific-breast-cancer-subtypes.html
  52. In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

    Laurie Schwab Zabin, PhD, a professor of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and sexual behavior, has died.
    Wed, 13 May 2020 20:45:49 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/in-memoriam-laurie-schwab-zabin-1926-2020.html
  53. Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg Philanthropies, with New York State, Launch Online Course to Train Army of Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today launched a free online course to help train a new cadre of contact tracers to reach and assist people exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.
    Mon, 11 May 2020 12:45:25 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-and-bloomberg-philanthropies-with-new-york-state-launch-online-course-to-train-army-of-contact-tracers-to-slow-spread-of-COVID-19.html
  54. Persistent and Worsening Insomnia May Predict Persistent Depression in Older Adults

    Older adults with depression may be at much higher risk of remaining depressed if they are experiencing persistent or worsening sleep problems, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 30 Apr 2020 19:06:39 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/persistent-and-worsening-insomnia-may-predict-persistent-depression-in-older-adults.html
  55. Nearly One-Third of Primary Care Providers Do Not View Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder as Effective

    A new survey of U.S. primary care physicians from researchers at JHSPH found that nearly one-third, 32.9 percent, do not think treating opioid use disorder with medication is any more effective than treatment without medication.
    Wed, 29 Apr 2020 15:59:59 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/nearly-one-third-of-primary-care-providers-do-not-view-medication-treatment-for-opioid-use-disorder-as-effective.html
  56. Study from Chinese City of Shenzhen, Outside Hong Kong in Southern China, Provides Key Insights on How Coronavirus Spreads

    Epidemiological surveillance, isolation of infected patients, and quarantines used in the Chinese city of Shenzhen in early months of the COVID-19 outbreak allowed scientists to estimate important characteristics of this now-pandemic infectious disease.
    Tue, 28 Apr 2020 14:11:26 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-from-chinese-city-of-shenzhen-outside-hong-kong-in-southern-china-provides-key-insights-on-how-coronavirus-spreads.html
  57. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Shima Hamidi as New Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health welcomes Shima Hamidi, PhD, as a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in Environmental Challenges in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.
    Mon, 27 Apr 2020 17:18:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appoints-shima-hamidi-as-new-bloomberg-assistant-professor-of-american-health.html
  58. The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof Names Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health a Key Global Responder to Coronavirus Pandemic

    Kristof highlights Center based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as marshaling a “heroic” national effort to provide public health leadership, supplies, and relief for COVID-19 in Indian Country.
    Sat, 25 Apr 2020 20:07:16 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-york-times-nicholas-kristof-names-johns-hopkins-center-for-american-indian-health-key-global-responder-to-coronavirus-pandemic.html
  59. Majority of U.S. States and Territories Do Not Require Day Care Providers to Inform Parents of Firearms on Premises

    Home- and center-based child care providers are not required by most states or U.S. territories to inform parents when guns are stored on the premises, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 22 Apr 2020 17:07:18 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/majority-of-us-states-and-territories-do-not-require-day-care-providers-to-inform-parents-of-firearms-on-premises.html
  60. Would-Be Purchasers of Firearms in Baltimore's Underground Gun Market Face Obstacles

    A small survey conducted by researchers at JHSPH found that more than half of respondents who reported having attempted to acquire a firearm in Baltimore’s underground firearm market in the prior six months were unsuccessful.
    Thu, 16 Apr 2020 14:47:57 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/would-be-purchasers-of-firearms-in-baltimore-underground-gun-market-face-obstacles.html
  61. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Announces Melissa Walls as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health welcomes Melissa Walls, PhD, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health.
    Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:32:37 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/jhsph-announces-melissa-walls-as-new-bloomberg-associate-professor-of-american-health.html
  62. Experts Warn High Rates of Positive COVID-19 Tests Show U.S. Not Ready to Relax Restrictions; Also Note Signs in Africa of “Silent” Spread of Disease

    The high percentage of positive results from COVID-19 tests indicates the United States has “not yet found the edges of the outbreak” and is not ready to transition from a stay-at-home strategy to a cautious return to normalcy.
    Mon, 13 Apr 2020 18:05:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/positive-covid19-tests-show-us-not-ready-to-relax-restrictions.html
  63. Johns Hopkins Gets FDA OK to Test Blood Therapies for COVID-19 Patients

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a clinical trial Friday that will allow Johns Hopkins University researchers to test a therapy for COVID-19 that uses plasma from recovering patients.
    Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:57:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/hopkins-gets-FDA-ok-to-test-blood-plasma-therapies-for-COVID-19-patients.html
  64. Infants Introduced Early to Solid Foods Show Gut Bacteria Changes that May Portend Future Health Risks

    Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts measured in their stool samples, according to a study from JHSPH researchers.
    Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:33:09 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/infants-introduced-early-to-solid-foods-show-gut-bacteria-changes-that-may-portend-future-health-risks.html
  65. Bloomberg Philanthropies, State of Maryland to Fund Johns Hopkins University-led COVID-19 Treatment Research

    Bloomberg Philanthropies, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Johns Hopkins University announced today a joint effort to fund research into the potential therapeutic uses of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, led by infectious disease expert Arturo Casadevall.
    Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:02:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/bloomberg-philanthropies-state-of-maryland-to-fund-johns-hopkins-university-led-covid-19-treatment-research.html
  66. U.S. Autism Rates Up 10 Percent in New CDC Report

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new CDC report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as 1 in 54 among children aged 8 years in 2016 (or 1.85 percent).
    Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:32:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/us-autism-rates-up-10-percent-in-new-cdc-report.html
  67. Survey Data Confirm Increases in Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Thinking Among U.S. Adolescents

    Nationwide survey data over the period 2005–2018 suggest that anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other “internalizing” problems account for an increasing share of the adolescent mental health burden, according to a study from JHSPH researchers.
    Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:00:43 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/survey-data-confirm-increases-in-anxiety-depression-and-suicidal-thinking-among-u-s-adolescents.html
  68. Infectious Disease Experts Recommend Using Antibodies from COVID-19 Survivors as Stopgap Measure to Treat Patients and Protect Healthcare Workers

    Countries fighting outbreaks of coronavirus should consider using the antibodies of people who have recovered from infection to treat cases and provide short-term immunity to critical health care workers, argue two infectious disease experts at JHSPH.
    Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:11:53 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/infectious-disease-experts-recommend-using-antibodies-from-covid-19-survivors-as-stopgap-measure.html
  69. New Study on COVID-19 Estimates 5.1 Days for Incubation Period

    An analysis of publicly available data on infections from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 yielded an estimate of 5.1 days for the median disease incubation period, according to a new JHSPH-led study.
    Mon, 09 Mar 2020 22:06:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/new-study-on-COVID-19-estimates-5-days-for-incubation-period.html
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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