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Study Finds Association Between SSRI Use During Pregnancy and Autism and Developmental Delays in Boys

In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and...
4/15/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Nearly Double Over the Past Two Decades

Cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States have nearly doubled since 1988, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with obesity apparently to blame for the surge. The researchers also found that...
4/15/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Cognitive Impairment Common Among Community-Dwelling and Nursing-Home Resident Elderly Nearing End-of-Life

More than 70% of elderly Medicare beneficiaries experience cognitive impairment or severe dementia near the end-of-life and may need surrogate decision makers for healthcare decisions. Advance care planning for older adults with dementia may be...
4/4/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Truven Health Analytics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Launch Institute

Today Truven Health Analytics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) announced their collaboration in the establishment of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins University. The goal of...
4/3/2014 1:15 PM EDT

Urban Gardeners May Be Unaware of How Best to Manage Contaminants in Soil

In a new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), researchers identified a range of factors and challenges related to the perceived risk of soil contamination among urban community gardeners and found a need for clear and...
3/31/2014 2:05 PM EDT

Extreme-Strength Alcohol Bill Passes Maryland General Assembly

If signed into law, Maryland will join the ranks of over a dozen other states that ban the sale of such products, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia.
3/28/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Bloomberg School Researchers Contribute to New CDC Report: Autism Spectrum Disorder Affects 1 in 68 U.S. Children

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that estimates the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 1 in 68 U.S. children overall, an...
3/27/2014 3:20 PM EDT

Underage Youth and Adults Differ in Their Alcohol Brand Preferences

Youth are not merely mimicking the alcohol brand choices of adults, suggesting that other factors may influence their drinking preferences. This is the conclusion of a new report comparing the alcohol brand preferences of underage drinkers and...
3/20/2014 10:00 AM EDT

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