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Study: Civic Engagement May Stave Off Brain Atrophy, Improve Memory

Instead of shrinking as expected, as part of the normal aging process, the memory center in the brains of seniors maintained their size and, in men, grew modestly after two years in a program that engaged them in meaningful and social activities,...
14-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Increased Levels of Radon in Pennsylvania Homes Correspond to Onset of Fracking

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes – where 42 percent of readings surpass what the U.S. government considers safe – have been on the rise since 2004, around the time that...
7-Apr-2015 9:30 AM EDT

Molecular Pathway Known to Suppress Tumors Appears to Also Reduce Burden of Neurodegenerative Diseases

A molecular pathway known to suppress tumors appears to also be a major player in clearing cells of damaged proteins implicated in neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and certain types of dementia, new research in roundworms and human cells...
30-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Simpler Antibiotic Treatment Options Could Help Millions of Infants Who Lack Access to Hospital Care

Giving fewer antibiotic injections to young infants in the developing world with severe infections such as pneumonia and sepsis is just as safe and effective as the standard course of twice daily injections over the course of a week, according to...
31-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Names New Department Chair

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, MS, as the new Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair of the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. In addition,...
31-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne

An analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk are significant. The researchers determined that raw milk was associated with over half of...
25-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Strong Regulations on Gun Sales Prevent High-Risk Individuals From Accessing Firearms and Can Reduce Violent Crime

A review of 28 published studies examining U.S. gun policy found that laws and regulations designed to keep firearms from people at risk of committing violence, such as felons and those under restraining orders, are effective and, in some instances,...
18-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Increased Susceptibility to Measles a Side Effect of Ebola Epidemic

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that major disruptions in the health care systems in West Africa caused by the Ebola crisis have led to significant decreases in vaccinations for childhood diseases, increasing...
9-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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