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Study: One-Third of Hospitals in Developing World Lack Running Water

A study of 430 hospitals in the developing world found that more than one-third lacked running water, a deficiency that can lead to unsanitary conditions for patients in general and dangerous conditions for those who need surgery.
22-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative to Delivering Vaccines in Developing World

Using unmanned drones to deliver vaccines in low- and middle-income countries may save money and improve vaccination rates, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center suggests.
21-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Six in Ten Adults Prescribed Opioid Painkillers Have Leftover Pills

In the midst of an epidemic of prescription painkiller addiction and overdose deaths, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health survey suggests that more than half of patients prescribed opioids have leftover pills – and many save them...
9-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: News Stories Often Wrongly Link Violence with Mental Illness

Nearly four in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers connect mental illness with violent behavior toward others, even though less than five percent of violence in the United...
1-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Residents Concerned About Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Curb Insect Population

A small survey of residents of a Florida Keys neighborhood where officials hope to release genetically modified mosquitos to potentially reduce the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika finds a lack of support for the control method,...
6-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How the Great Recession Weighed on Children

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers have found that increases in unemployment in California during the Great Recession were associated with an increased risk for weight gain among the state’s 1.7 million public school...
2-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Florida Drug Database and 'Pill Mill' Regs Curbed State's Top Opioid Prescribers, Study Suggests

In the first year that two Florida laws aimed at curbing opioid prescriptions were in effect, the state’s top opioid prescribers wrote significantly fewer prescriptions of this type of pain medication, a new analysis led by researchers at the...
31-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Women May Be Able to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Predicted by Their Genes

Women with a high risk of developing breast cancer based on family history and genetic risk can still reduce the chance they will develop the disease in their lifetimes by following a healthy lifestyle, new research led by the Johns Hopkins...
24-May-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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