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A New Way to Look at Diabetes and Heart Risk

People with diabetes who appear otherwise healthy may have a six-fold higher risk of developing heart failure regardless of their cholesterol levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
10-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Most Consumers Don’t Know Their Daily Calorie ‘Budget’

Many people are unaware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mandated nutrition labels are based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, but a simple weekly text message reminder can greatly improve that awareness, according to a new study from the...
9-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Hog Workers Carry Drug-Resistant Bacteria Even After They Leave the Farm

A new study suggests that nearly half of workers who care for animals in large industrial hog farming operations may be carrying home livestock-associated bacteria in their noses, and that this potentially harmful bacteria remains with them up to...
4-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Normal-Weight Counselors Feel More Successful Than Heavier Counselors at Helping Obese Patients Slim Down, Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that normal-weight nutrition and exercise counselors report feeling significantly more successful in getting their obese patients to lose weight than those...
4-Sep-2014 9:45 AM EDT

‘Drink Responsibly’ Messages in Alcohol Ads Promote Products, Not Public Health

Alcohol industry magazine ads reminding consumers to “drink responsibly” or “enjoy in moderation” fail to convey basic public health information, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
3-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Health Care Workers in Poor Nations Lack Gear Needed to Protect From HIV and Other Bloodborne Infections Like Ebola

Health care workers in some of the world’s poorest countries lack basic equipment to shield them from HIV and other bloodborne infections during surgical and other procedures, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...
26-Aug-2014 9:45 AM EDT

State Medical Marijuana Laws Linked to Lower Prescription Overdose Deaths

In states where it is legal to use medical marijuana to manage chronic pain and other conditions, the annual number of deaths from prescription drug overdose is 25 percent lower than in states where medical marijuana remains illegal, new research...
21-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Measuring Calcium Buildup Is a Better Way to Predict Heart Disease in Those with Chronic Kidney Disease

Calcium buildup in the coronary arteries of chronic kidney disease patients may be a strong indicator of heart disease risk, according to a new study released in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Researchers at the Johns...
19-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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