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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

CDC Awards $4 Million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $4 million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
18-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Harnessing the Power of Bacteria’s Sophisticated Immune System

Bacteria’s ability to destroy viruses has long puzzled scientists, but researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they now have a clear picture of the bacterial immune system and say its unique shape is likely why...
12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Researchers Uncover Clues About How the Most Important TB Drug Attacks Its Target

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they have discovered a new clue to understanding how the most important medication for tuberculosis (TB) works to attack dormant TB bacteria in order to shorten treatment.
13-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT

A Vaccine Alternative Protects Mice Against Malaria

A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that injecting a vaccine-like compound into mice was effective in protecting them from malaria. The findings suggest a potential new path toward the elusive goal of...
11-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Maryland State Health Secretary to Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Joshua M. Sharfstein, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), will join the full-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the new Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and...
30-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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