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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

Improving Your Fitness Could Improve the Fitness of Your Spouse

Your exercise regimen isn’t just good for you; it may also be good for your spouse. New research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that if one spouse improves his or her exercise regimen, the other spouse is...
3-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EST

Two Former Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Deans Recognized for Lasting Impacts in the Field

Two former deans of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH ’60 and Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS ’73 – have recently been recognized for their major achievements in the field of public health.
4-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EST

Despite Federal Law, Some Insurance Exchange Plans Offer Unequal Coverage for Mental Health

One-quarter of the health plans being sold on health insurance exchanges set up through the Affordable Care Act offer benefits that appear to violate a federal law requiring equal benefits for general medical and mental health care, according to new...
2-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EST

Despite Broad Awareness, Only Half of Doctors Surveyed Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

In a new survey, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that physicians report relatively high awareness of state databases that track drug prescriptions but more than one-fifth indicated they were not aware of...
25-Feb-2015 1:30 PM EST

Young Drinkers of Flavored Alcohol Beverages Who Only Consume Supersized Versions at Increased Risk of Negative Outcomes

Underage drinkers of flavored alcoholic beverages who exclusively consume the supersized versions are more than six times as likely to report suffering alcohol-related injuries compared to underage youth who drink other types of alcoholic beverages,...
25-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

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