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  1. Handgun Licensing More Effective at Reducing Gun Deaths Than Background Checks Alone

    A new white paper from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research concludes that of the approaches used by states to screen out prohibited individuals from owning firearms, only purchaser licensing has proved to reduce homicides and suicides.
    Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:08:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/handgun-licensing-more-effective-at-reducing-gun-deaths-than-background-checks-alone.html
  2. In Peru, Baby Formula Reps Target Doctors In Low-Income Community Despite Decades-Old Ban

    A new study led by JHSPH researchers suggests that baby formula makers are wielding influence over health professionals in a low-income community on the outskirts of Lima, Peru through unauthorized visits and incentives.
    Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:17:17 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/in-peru-baby-formula-reps-target-doctors-in-low-income-community-despite-decades-old-ban.html
  3. Survey: Majority of Current Gun Owners Support the Sale of Personalized Guns

    A new study led by JHSPH researchers found that almost four out of five current gun owners support the sale of both traditional and personalized guns through licensed dealers.
    Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:45:11 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/survey-majority-of-current-gun-owners-support-the-sale-of-personalized-guns.html
  4. Bloomberg School Announces 2019 Bloomberg Fellows Cohort

    The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is announcing its 2019 cohort of Bloomberg Fellows, each drawn from an organization working on one of five major health challenges facing the nation.
    Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:55:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/bloomberg-school-announces-2019-bloomberg-fellows-cohort.html
  5. Safe Consumption Spaces Would Be Welcomed By High-Risk Opioid Users

    A large majority of people who use heroin and fentanyl would be willing to use safe consumption spaces where they could obtain sterile syringes and have medical support in case of overdose, suggests a study led by JHSPH researchers.
    Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:20:45 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/safe-consumption-spaces-would-be-welcomed-by-high-risk-opioid-users.html
  6. Medicare Spending Higher Among Older Adults With Disabilities Who Lack Adequate Support

    A new study from researchers at JHSPH found that more than one in five older adults who were aging in place with a mobility or self-care disability reported experiencing negative consequences.
    Tue, 28 May 2019 13:37:59 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/medicare-spending-higher-among-older-adults-with-disabilities-who-lack-adequate-support.html
  7. Class of 2019: 962 Students Graduate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Graduates representing 50 countries received their degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at Convocation on Tuesday, May 21, at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.
    Wed, 22 May 2019 15:56:09 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/class-of-2019-962-students-graduate-from-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  8. Progress in Family Planning in Africa Accelerating

    A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that women in eight sub-Saharan African countries are gaining access to and using modern contraception at a faster rate than previously projected.
    Mon, 20 May 2019 17:09:41 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/progress-in-family-planning-in-africa-accelerating.html
  9. Panel: Less Than Half of Approaches in Campus Alcohol Policies Get High Marks for Efficacy

    A review of campus alcohol policies found that fewer than half of the specific approaches to reduce problematic alcohol consumption are “most effective.”
    Fri, 17 May 2019 16:59:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/panel-less-than-half-of-approaches-in-campus-alcohol-policies-get-high-marks-for-efficacy.html
  10. Gaps in Child Flourishing Narrow with Family Resilience and Connection

    Study: Less than half of school-aged children in the U.S. are flourishing. Children living in families with higher levels of resilience and connection are much more likely to flourish.
    Fri, 17 May 2019 14:28:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/gaps-in-child-flourishing-narrow-with-family-resilience-and-connection.html
  11. Progress Against Child Mortality Lags in Many Indian States

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study: India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country and had large disparities in the under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states.
    Tue, 14 May 2019 13:33:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/progress-against-child-mortality-lags-in-many-indian-states.html
  12. New Model of Measles-Elimination Progress May Help Target Vaccination Efforts

    A country’s progress towards measles elimination can be mapped on a “canonical path” that in turn can guide vaccination strategies, according to a study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Fri, 10 May 2019 18:55:13 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/new-model-of-measles-elimination-progress-may-help-target-vaccination-efforts
  13. How Nipah Virus Spreads From Person to Person

    The deadly Nipah virus, which is carried by bats and occasionally infects people, is more likely to be transmitted from person to person when the infected patient is older according to a study co-led by scientists at JHSPH.
    Thu, 09 May 2019 14:06:51 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/how-nipah-virus-spreads-from-person-to-person.html
  14. Patient Registries Could Help Control Spread of Antibiotic Bacteria

    A new study led by JHSPH finds that the spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae could be reduced if only 25% of the largest health care facilities in a region used a patient registry, a database that can track which patients are carrying CRE.
    Thu, 09 May 2019 13:44:28 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/patient-registries-could-help-control-spread-of-antibiotic-bacteria.html
  15. Patients of Medicare Providers Committing Fraud, Abuse More Likely To Be Poor, Disabled

    Beneficiaries were treated by Medicare providers committing fraud and abuse and later banned from receiving Medicare reimbursements
    Tue, 07 May 2019 14:37:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/patients-of-medicare-providers-committing-fraud-abuse-more-likely-to-be-poor-disabled.html
  16. External Reference Drug Pricing Could Save Medicare Tens of Billions

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that prices for brand-name prescription drugs averaged 3.2 to 4.1 times higher in the U.S. when compared with prices in the U.K., Japan and the Canadian province of Ontario.
    Mon, 06 May 2019 20:23:26 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/external-reference-drug-pricing-could-save-medicare-tens-of-billions.html
  17. Three-Antibiotic Cocktail Clears "Persister" Lyme Bacteria in Mouse Study

    A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that a slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria caused severe symptoms in a mouse model.
    Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:02:32 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/three-antibiotic-cocktail-clears-persister-lyme-bacteria-in-mouse-study.html
  18. PCV10 Pneumococcal Vaccine Has Big Impact in Kenya, Even Among Unvaccinated Individuals

    A vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae sharply reduced the incidence of serious pneumococcal disease among children in a large Kenyan community after it was introduced in 2011, according to a new study from researchers at JHSPH.
    Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:57:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/PCV10-pneumococcal-vaccine-has-big-impact-in-kenya-even-among-unvaccinated-individuals.html
  19. Rajiv Rimal Named Chair of Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Rajiv Rimal Named Chair of Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:20:51 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/rajiv-rimal-named-chair-of-department-of-health-behavior-and-society-at-the-johns-opkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  20. Widely Used Public Health Surveys May Underestimate Global Burden of Childhood Diarrhea

    Public health surveys used in as many as 90 countries may be missing the number of recent diarrhea episodes among children by asking parents and caregivers to recall events two weeks versus one week out, suggests a study from researchers at JHSPH.
    Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:41:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/widely-used-public-health-surveys-may-underestimate-the-global-burden-of-childhood-diarrhea.html
  21. Gates Institute at Bloomberg School Awarded Two Grants To Collect Actionable Data on Family Planning In Africa and Asia

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded two new grants—totaling $22.1 million—by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement longitudinal
    Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:21:06 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/gates-institute-at-bloomberg-school-awarded-two-grants-to-collect-actionable-data-on-family-planning-in-africa-and-asia.html
  22. Study: Privacy Concerns Keep Men from HIV Testing, Treatment

    Privacy concerns linked to both health facilities and providers are major barriers to increasing the number of men who are tested and treated for HIV in Cote d’Ivoire, suggests new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) research.
    Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:56:08 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/study-privacy-concerns-keep-men-from-hiv-testing-treatment.html
  23. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Wins ASPPH’s 2019 Harrison C. Spencer Community Service Award

    The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health has named Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health the recipient of the 2019 Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service
    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:02:33 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-wins-aspph-harrison-c-spencer-community-service-award.html
  24. Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Health and Labor Supply Benefits in Older Adults

    A study, co-written by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans’ health.
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:42:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/medical-marijuana-laws-linked-to-health-and-labor-supply-benefits-in-older-adults.html
  25. Hopkins Bloomberg School Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has again been named the top public health school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
    Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:57:18 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/hopkins-bloomberg-school-ranked-number-one-by-u-s-news-and-world-report.html
  26. Multi-Country Study: Many AirBnB Listings That Allow Smoking Lack Smoke Detectors

    Study finds that less than half of the Airbnb venues that allow smoking are equipped with smoke detectors, while nearly two-thirds of Airbnb venues that do not allow smoking are equipped with smoke detectors.
    Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:46:29 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/multi-country-study-many-airbnb-listings-that-allow-smoking-lack-smoke-detectors.html
  27. Breast Cancer Patients Weigh In On Addressing Financial Burdens

    A qualitative study led by JHSPH researchers yielded nine patient-driven recommendations across circumstances that include changes to insurance, supportive services and financial assistance to reduce long-term, breast cancer-related economic burden.
    Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:50:42 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/breast-cancer-patients-weigh-in-on-addressing-financial-burdens.html
  28. Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, But At High Risk of Overdosing

    Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to a new study led by researchers at JHSPH.
    Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:00:15 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/heroin-users-aware-of-fentanyl-but-at-high-risk-of-overdosing.html
  29. Large-Scale Initiative Linked to Reductions in Maternal and Newborn Deaths in Indonesia

    USAID-funded program aimed at reducing deaths from complications due to childbirth appears to have prompted more efficient care.
    Thu, 28 Feb 2019 14:38:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/large-scale-initiative-linked-to-reductions-in-maternal-and-newborn-deaths-in-indonesia.html
  30. CCP Wins Five-Year, $35 Million Knowledge Management Project

    The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has been awarded the U.S. Agency for International Development’s newest five-year, $35 million global knowledge management project.
    Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:10:25 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/ccp-wins-five-year-35-million-knowledge-management-project.html
  31. U.S. Patient Advocacy Groups Received Majority of Pharma Donations in Multi-Country Study

    A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that U.S.-based patient advocacy organizations received a disproportionate amount of contributions made by the world’s 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in 2016.
    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:02:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/us-patient-advocacy-groups-received-majority-of-pharma-donations-in-multi-country-study.html
  32. Report Offers Evidence-Based Recommendations Aimed At Reducing Illinois Gun Violence

    Ilinois could reduce the number of people killed each year by gun violence by implementing ten policies supported by available research, according to a new report authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.
    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:36:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/report-offers-evidence-based-recommendations-aimed-at-reducing-illinois-gun-violence.html
  33. New Tool for Tracking Cholera Outbreaks Could Make It Easier to Detect and Stop Deadly Epidemics

    Algorithms using data from antibody signatures in peoples’ blood may enable scientists to assess the size of cholera outbreaks and identify hotspots of cholera transmission more accurately than ever.
    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:02:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/new-tool-for-tracking-cholera-outbreaks-could-make-it-easier-to-detect-and-stop-deadly-epidemics.html
  34. Study Finds Inadequate FDA Oversight of Monitoring of Fentanyl Products

    A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests that the FDA and manufacturers did not take action when evidence emerged that potentially lethal fentanyl products were being inappropriately prescribed to patients.
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:00:02 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/study-finds-inadequate-fda-oversight-of-monitoring-of-fentanyl-products.html
  35. Survey: Misunderstanding Food Date Labels Linked With Higher Food Discards

    A new survey led by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future is examining U.S. consumer attitudes and behaviors related to food date labels found widespread confusion, leading to unnecessary discards, increased waste and food safety risks.
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:56:16 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/survey-misunderstanding-food-date-labels-linked-with-higher-food-discards.html
  36. Safe Consumption Sites: Study Identifies Policy Change Strategies and Challenges

    A new qualitative study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies several key lessons from early efforts to establish sanctioned safe consumption sites in five U.S. communities.
    Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:20:49 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/safe-consumption-sites-study-identifies-policy-change-strategies-and-challenges.html
  37. Study: Fatal Opioid-Related Car Crashes in Maryland Hold Steady Over Decade

    By limiting analysis to those who died at the scene with opioids in their systems versus those who died later, researchers found no increase despite worsening opioid crisis.
    Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:19:07 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/study-fatal-opioid-related-car-crashes-in-maryland-hold-steady-over-decade.html
  38. A New Toolkit For Studying How "PARP" Activity Boosts Cancers

    A new method developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is likely to speed the study of an important biological process called ADP-ribosylation.
    Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:36:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/a-new-toolkit-for-studying-now-parp-activity-boosts-cancers.html
  39. Care Following Opioid Overdoses in West Virginia Falls Short

    Only a small fraction of people who had non-fatal opioid overdoses in West Virginia received treatment in the aftermath, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Tue, 29 Jan 2019 13:18:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/care-following-opioid-overdoses-in-west-virginia-falls-short.html
  40. West Virginia Study Details Promising Method for Estimating Rural Intravenous Drug Use

    Researchers release a new tool to help rural communities understand the resources needed to combat the opioid epidemic
    Thu, 24 Jan 2019 19:55:26 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/west-virginia-study-details-promising-method-for-estimating-rural-intravenous-drug-use.html
  41. To Halt Malaria Transmission, More Research Focused on Human Behavior Needed

    Wherever possible, researchers should not just focus on mosquito behavior when working to eliminate malaria, but must also consider how humans behave at night when the risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito is highest,
    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:45:27 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/to-halt-malaria-transmission-more-research-focused-on-human-behavior-needed.html
  42. Fraction of U.S. Outpatient Treatment Centers Offer Medication for Opioid Addiction

    Study finds that most substance use disorder treatment facilities still do not offer medication treatment for opioid use disorder.
    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:27:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/fraction-of-us-outpatient-treatment-centers-offer-medication-for-opioid-addiction.html
  43. Following Nepal's Devastating 2015 Earthquake, Crisis in Childhood Malnutrition Averted

    Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study finds.
    Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:18:42 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/following-nepals-devastating-2015-earthquake-crisis-in-childhood-malnutrition-averted.html
  44. Older People Who Use Hearing Aids Still Report Hearing Challenges

    A high proportion of older people with hearing aids, especially those with lower incomes, report having trouble hearing and difficulty accessing hearing care services, according to a JHSPH study.
    Mon, 07 Jan 2019 20:04:43 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/older-people-who-use-hearing-aids-still-report-hearing-challenges.html
  45. U.S. Health Care Spending Highest Among Developed Countries

    The United States, on a per capita basis, spends much more on health care than other developed countries; the chief reason is not greater health care utilization, but higher prices, according to a study from a team led by a JHSPH researcher.
    Mon, 07 Jan 2019 20:00:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/us-health-care-spending-highest-among-developed-countries.html