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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

Do Genes Play a Role in Peanut Allergies? New Study Suggests Yes

Researchers have pinpointed a region in the human genome associated with peanut allergy in U.S. children, offering strong evidence that genes can play a role in the development of food allergies.
19-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Popular Soda Ingredient Poses Cancer Risk to Consumers

Public health researchers have analyzed soda consumption data in order to characterize people’s exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color. Caramel color is a common ingredient in colas and other dark soft...
18-Feb-2015 2:45 PM EST

Lyme Disease Costs Up to $1.3 Billion Per Year to Treat, Study Finds

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that a prolonged illness associated with Lyme disease is more widespread and serious in some patients than previously understood.
5-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

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