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April 7, 2016

Forbes
More Evidence That Obesity Is A Global Catastrophe In Slow Motion
Sometimes it is harder to see things that move in slow motion. Perhaps if the global obesity epidemic moved any faster, it would garner an emergency response [...]

Article authored by Dr. Bruce Y. Lee and Dr. Lawrence Cheskin is quoted. Both are affiliates of the Center for Human Nutrition.


March 13, 2016

NPR
The Strange and Surprising Debate Over How To Help A Malnourished Kid
It used to be common knowledge: Malnourished kids need more protein to thrive [...]

Professor Dr. Richard Semba, an affiliate of the Center for Human Nutrition, is quoted.


February 12, 2016

Staying Healthy Today Show
Hearing Loss and Nutrition - The "Silent" Epidemic
1.2 billion people world-wide have hearing loss while 16% of the adult U.S. population suffers from hearing loss [...]

Dr. Keith West Jr, professor and director of the Center for Human Nutrition, and Dr. Susam Emmett are interviewed.


January 25, 2016

Prevention
The 10 Biggest Mistakes You Make When You're Trying to Lose 50-Plus Pounds
It happens in every diet. Maybe you've experienced it before. The weight loss slows, the exictement wears off, the compliments dry up. Now your weight-loss efforts feel like a cumbersome chore [...]

Associate Professor Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, an affiliate of the Center for Human Nutrition, is quoted.


January 15, 2016

News Hour
Anemic Underweight Pregnant Women At Greater Risk For Deadly Hepatitis E in Bangladesh
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found a link between pre-existing nutritional deficits and immune dysfunction and the risk of hepatitis E infection during pregnancy [...]

Article features research from the Center for Human Nutrition's JiVitA research site. 


December 26, 2015

Forbes
How To Handle And Store Leftovers
So now that the holiday dinners are done what do you do with the leftover food that isn't currently stored in your or others' tummies? You may want to sore the food (elsewhere) for future [...]

Article authored by Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of International Health and Center for Human Nutrition affiliate.


December 16, 2015

Forbes
Why Martin Shkreli's Price Hike May Hurt Everyone--Including You and The Pharmaceutical Industry
Why should you care if former hedge fund manager and current pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli plans to raise the price of benznidazole, a treatment for Chagas disease [...]

Article authored by Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of International Health and Center for Human Nutrition affiliate.


December 14, 2015

Forbes
Avoiding And Preventing Winter Holiday Weight Gain
Fron now until the end of they ear is the holiday season for many countries and cultures, with many gifts to be given. But one gift that most do not want are the extra pounds [...]

Article authored by Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of International Health and Center for Human Nutrition affiliate.


December 14, 2015

Forbes
How To Reduce And Deal With Holiday Stress
Even though songs such as "Winter Wonderland" and "Jingle Bells" can make the winter holiday season seem like a time for pervasive cheer and mirth, in actuality, holidays can bring stress, depression and anxiety [...]

Article authored by Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of International Health and Center for Human Nutrition affiliate.


November 26, 2015

Forbes
So You Ate Too Much...What Do You Do Now?
So you told yourself that you would not overeat during Thanksgiving. But here you are after the feast, feeling bloated and filled with eater's remorse [...]

Article authored by Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of International Health and Center for Human Nutrition affiliate.


November 25, 2015

Forbes
New York City's Attempt To Shake The Salt Habit

Beginning December 1, if you eat out in New York City, you may see a salt shaker icon next to some of the menu items [...]

Article authored by Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of International Health and Center for Human Nutrition affiliate.


July 27, 2015

WYPR
Reclaiming Baltimore's Wasted Food
One out of four Baltimore residents lives in a "food desert"—a low-income area that lacks access to fresh food from supermarkets. At the same time, the Maryland Food Center Authority estimates that half of what’s in the Baltimore landfills is food waste. It’s estimated that includes millions of pounds of produce that could still be eaten [...]

Article features Marie Spiker, a PhD candidate in the Program for Human Nutrition.


July 29, 2015

HUB
Fresh idea: Use surplus food from wholesalers to help address Baltimore's 'food deserts'

Johns Hopkins doctoral students win Abell Foundation's Award in Urban Policy for vendors market proposal [...]

Article features Marie Spiker, a PhD candidate in the Program in Human Nutrition.


July 2015

The Organic Farmer
Kitchen gardens are important for food security 
Many counties in Kenya have resources to produce highly nutritious food, yet food and nutrition insecurity is still a problem [...]

Article authored by Alessandra Grasso, MSPH, a U.S. Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security and Program in Human Nutrition alumna.