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2019 News Releases

  1. Survey: Majority of Voters Surveyed Support Greater Oversight of Industrial Animal Farms

    A new survey released by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future finds that the majority of registered voters support greater oversight of industrial animal farms.
    Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:57:10 GMT
  2. Young Children Receiving Housing Vouchers Had Lower Hospital Spending Into Adulthood

    Young children whose household received a housing voucher were admitted to the hospital fewer times and incurred lower hospital costs in the subsequent two decades than children whose households did not receive them, according to a new JHSPH study.
    Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:17:05 GMT
  3. Study Reveals Urban Hotspots of High-Schoolers' Opioid Use

    A new study from researchers at JHSPH found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much higher than the national average.
    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:30:00 GMT
  4. Study Suggests Weight-Loss Surgery May Release Toxic Compounds from Fat Into the Bloodstream

    Research finds that PCBs and other environmental toxicants that accumulate in fat are present in the bloodstream after bariatric weight-loss surgery.
    Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:45:00 GMT
  5. New Tool Predicts Five-Year Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease With High Accuracy

    A new risk calculator tool that uses a mix of variables including age, hypertension, and diabetes status can be used to predict accurately whether someone is likely to develop chronic kidney disease within five years.
    Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:10:00 GMT
  6. News Brief: The 2019 APHA Meeting in Philadelphia

    Three research presentations will be given at the American Public Health Association's 2019 Meeting in Philadelphia.
    Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:00:00 GMT
  7. Bloomberg School Appoints Two New Bloomberg Professors of American Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is welcoming two new faculty as Bloomberg Professor of American Health Scholars, endowed positions supported by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.
    Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:00:00 GMT
  8. Screening Tool Administered in Pediatric ER Accurately Gauges Suicide Risk

    A suicide risk screening tool that Johns Hopkins Medicine implemented appears to provide an accurate gauge of which youth are most vulnerable and has identified more than 2,000 patients who might benefit from mental health treatment and resources.
    Fri, 01 Nov 2019 03:30:00 GMT
  9. Medicare Fraud and Abuse Linked to Patient Deaths and Hospitalizations

    Patients treated by health care professionals later excluded from the Medicare program for fraud and abuse were 14-17% more likely to die than similar patients treated by non-excluded physicians, nurses, and other professionals, according to a study.
    Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:07:25 GMT
  10. Inaugural Global Health Security Index Finds Significant Gaps in Preparedness for Epidemics and Pandemics

    A new Global Health Security Index released today suggests that not a single country in the world is fully prepared to handle an epidemic or pandemic.
    Thu, 24 Oct 2019 15:04:27 GMT
  11. Large Genome-Wide Association Study Illuminates Genetic Risk Factors for Gout

    Analysis of DNA from nearly half million people should speed efforts to develop gout screening tests, treatments
    Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:32:05 GMT
  12. Fragmented Physical Activity Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

    Fragmentation of physical activity—spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity—may be an earlier indicator of mortality risk than total amount of daily activity, according to a new study from scientists at JHSPH.
    Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:04:00 GMT
  13. Did Long Ago Tsunamis Lead to Mysterious, Tropical Fungal Outbreak in Pacific Northwest?

    The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections among people in coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest.
    Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:03:15 GMT
  14. Preference for Fentanyl Higher Amount Young, White, Frequent Opioid Users

    A minority of people who use illicit opioids indicated a preference for fentanyl, the super-potent synthetic opioid that accounts for much of the recent rise in U.S. overdose deaths, according to a new study led by JHSPH researchers.
    Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:53:32 GMT
  15. To Address Hunger, Many Countries May Have To Increase Carbon Footprint

    New study led by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers details specific climate and freshwater impacts of nine plant-forward diets in 140 countries
    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:01:07 GMT
  16. 19th Surgeon General of the United States To Join Bloomberg School as Distinguished Policy Scholar

    Vivek H. Murthy, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General and previous Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the Distinguished Policy Scholar, beginning in September 2019.
    Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:54:54 GMT
  17. Social Media Use by Adolescents Linked to Internalizing Behaviors

    A new study from researchers at JHSPH found that adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of internalizing behaviors compared to adolescents who do not use social media at all.
    Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:56:25 GMT
  18. Peripheral Artery Disease Risk Hinges on Health Factors and Demographics, Including Race

    The lifetime risk of lower-extremity peripheral artery disease is about 30 percent for black men and 28 percent for black women, with lower but still-substantial risks for Hispanics and whites, according to a JHSPH study.
    Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:25:33 GMT
  19. Majority of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support a Variety of Gun Policies

    A new national public opinion survey conducted by researchers at JHSPH finds widespread agreement among gun owners, non-gun owners, and across political party affiliations for many U.S. gun violence prevention policies.
    Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:06:46 GMT
  20. Bloomberg School Faculty Statement on Lancet Commission Report on Malaria Eradication

    The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication issued a report Sept. 8, 2019 that posits that malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, can be eradicated as early as 2050.
    Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:47:20 GMT
  21. For Better Adult Mental and Relational Health, Boost Positive Childhood Experiences

    Positive childhood experiences, such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the community, are associated with reductions in chances of adult depression and poor mental health, a JHSPH-led study suggests.
    Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:01:06 GMT
  22. Lymari Morales Named Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Associate Dean for Communications and Marketing

    Lymari Morales, a senior communications professional, has been named the JHSPH associate dean for Communications and Marketing. In this role, Morales will shape and promote the School’s brand at the internal, local, national and global levels.
    Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:13:50 GMT
  23. Most Independent Charity Drug Assistance Programs Exclude the Uninsured

    A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined independent charity prescription drug assistance programs in the U.S. and found that nearly all—97 percent—did not provide coverage for uninsured patients.
    Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:02:14 GMT
  24. When Mosquitoes Are Biting During Rainy Season, Net Use Increases, Study Finds

    The more rainfall a region in sub-Saharan Africa gets, the more mosquitoes proliferate there and the more likely its residents will sleep under their insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria transmission.
    Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:10:29 GMT
  25. Current Guides for Starting Infants on Solid Food May Lead to Overfeeding

    Starting six-month-old infants on solid food in the amounts recommended by standard feeding guides may lead to overfeeding, according to a study by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:19:27 GMT
  26. Is Deadly Candida Auris a Product of Global Warming?

    A drug-resistant fungus species called Candida auris may have become a human pathogen in part due to global warming, researchers say.
    Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:56:39 GMT
  27. Study Quantifies Smoking's Strong Link to Peripheral Artery Disease

    A new study led by JHSPH researchers found that cigarette smoking boosts the risk of peripheral artery disease, and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after smoking cessation.
    Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:58:55 GMT
  28. 2016 Election Linked to Increase in Preterm Births Among U.S. Latinas

    A significant jump in preterm births to Latina mothers living in the U.S. occurred in the 9 months following the November 8, 2016 election of President Donald Trump, according to a study led by a researcher at JHSPH.
    Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:15:41 GMT
  29. Bloomberg School To House National Health Policy Research Scholars Center To Train Next Generation of Leaders

    The Health Policy Research Scholars program is a national leadership development program to train full-time doctoral students from non-clinical, academic disciplines with a policy focus who will build a culture of health in their communities.
    Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:24:09 GMT
  30. Women's Stronger Immune Response to Flu Vaccination Diminishes With Age

    Women tend to have a greater immune response to a flu vaccination compared to men, but their advantage largely disappears as they age and their estrogen levels decline, suggests a study from JHSPH researchers.
    Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:40:18 GMT
  31. Getting to Zero Malaria Cases in Zanzibar

    Research led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Ifakara Health Institute and the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program suggests that better understanding of human behavior at night could be key to preventing lingering cases.
    Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:00:41 GMT
  32. Bloomberg School Faculty Member, AIDS Researcher and Human Rights Advocate Chris Beyrer Among Finalist To Head UNAIDS

    Chris Beyrer, faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, globally recognized AIDS researcher, and former president of the International AIDS Society, is among 5 finalists to lead the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
    Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:59:33 GMT
  33. Seven Country Study Reveals Viruses As New Leading Cause of Global Childhood Pneumonia

    Respiratory syncytial virus and other viruses now appear to be the main causes of severe childhood pneumonia in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting the need for vaccines against these pathogens, according to a study led by a team at JHSPH.
    Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:55:01 GMT
  34. Higher Salt Intake Can Cause Gastrointestinal Bloating

    A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that individuals reported more gastrointestinal bloating when they ate a diet high in salt.
    Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:34:47 GMT
  35. 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 GMT
  36. 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 GMT
  37. 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 GMT
  38. 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 GMT
  39. 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 GMT
  40. 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 GMT
  41. 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 GMT
  42. 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 GMT
  43. 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 GMT
  44. 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 GMT
  45. 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 GMT
  46. 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.
    Thu, 09 May 2019 17:44:00 GMT
  47. 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 GMT
  48. 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 GMT
  49. 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 GMT
  50. 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 GMT
  51. 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 GMT
  52. 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 GMT
  53. 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 GMT
  54. 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 GMT
  55. 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 GMT
  56. 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 GMT
  57. 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 GMT
  58. 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 GMT
  59. 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 GMT
  60. 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 GMT
  61. 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 GMT
  62. 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 GMT
  63. 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 GMT
  64. 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 GMT
  65. 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 GMT
  66. 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 GMT
  67. 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 GMT
  68. 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 GMT
  69. 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 GMT
  70. 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 GMT
  71. 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 GMT
  72. 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 13:36:00 GMT
  73. 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 GMT
  74. 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 GMT
  75. 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 GMT
  76. 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 GMT
  77. 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 GMT
  78. 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 GMT
  79. 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 GMT