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Gun Violence Restraining Orders: A Promising Strategy to Reduce Gun Violence in the U.S.

Gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) are a promising strategy for reducing firearm homicide and suicide in the United States, and should be considered by states seeking to address gun violence, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun...
19-May-2015 9:15 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Lead $17 Million Canadian Project

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Institute for International Programs will lead a five-year, $17-million program to help the Canadian government measure the impact of its maternal and child health programming around the...
18-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Pre-Existing Kidney Health, Study Finds

Physicians treating hospitalized patients for conditions unrelated to the kidneys should pay close attention to common blood and urine tests for kidney function in order to prevent incidental injury to the organs that help cleanse the body of...
11-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Primary Care Visits Available to Most Uninsured, but at a High Price

Uninsured people don’t have any more difficulty getting appointments with primary care doctors than those with insurance, but they get them at prices that are likely unaffordable to a typical uninsured person, according to new Johns Hopkins...
30-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Keeping Legalized Marijuana Out of Hands of Kids

As the realities of legalized marijuana take hold in four states and the District of Columbia, legislators and regulators could learn a lot from the successes – and failures – of the tobacco and alcohol industries in keeping their harmful...
29-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns

The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Johns...
27-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

BPA Risk to Newborns May Be Smaller Than Previously Believed

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that while a large majority of newborns are exposed in their earliest days to bisphenol A (BPA), a much-studied chemical used in plastics and in food and soda can linings, they can...
21-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Underage Drinkers Most Influenced by Alcohol Marketing More Likely to Report Dangerous Drinking Behaviors

Underage youth who cite alcohol marketing and the influence of adults, movies or other media as the main reasons for choosing to consume a specific brand of alcohol are more likely to drink more and report adverse consequences from their drinking...
20-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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