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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Tsinghua University Establish China-Based Doctoral Program

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tsinghua University and Capital Healthcare Group, a Beijing-based financial firm, signed an agreement in Beijing on July 2 that establishes a collaborative doctoral degree in public health in...
2-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Support for Overdose-Reversing Drug Low, but Can Be Bolstered with Right Messages

While most Americans do not support policies designed to increase distribution of naloxone – a medication that reverses the effects of a drug overdose – certain types of educational messages about its lifesaving benefits may bolster support for...
29-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Offering Healthier Options at Carryout Stores Improves Bottom Line

A pilot program designed to encourage mom and pop carryout shops in Baltimore to promote and sell healthier menu items not only improved eating habits, but also increased the stores’ gross revenue by an average 25 percent, new Johns Hopkins...
30-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Specialized Therapy – Taught by Lay Persons – Can Aid Vulnerable, Traumatized Children in Developing Nations

A specific type of talk therapy dispensed in the developing world to orphans and other vulnerable children who experienced trauma such as sexual and domestic abuse showed dramatic results, despite being administered by workers with little education,...
29-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Turns 100

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is kicking off a yearlong, globe-spanning celebration of its Centennial year.
29-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Disconnect Between Doctors and Patients on Use of Email and Facebook

A large number of patients use online communication tools such as email and Facebook to engage with their physicians, despite recommendations from some hospitals and professional organizations that clinicians limit email contact with patients and...
25-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Needle Exchanges Can Prevent More HIV Outbreaks Like One in Indiana

Congress needs to immediately lift the ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs to counter the threat of HIV outbreaks among injection drug users like the one that has seen an alarming number of new cases erupt in a single rural Indiana...
23-Jun-2015 10:15 AM EDT

Survey: Many Doctors Misunderstand Key Facets of Opioid Abuse

Many primary care physicians – the top prescribers of prescription pain pills in the United States – don’t understand basic facts about how people may abuse the drugs or how addictive different formulations of the medications can be, new Johns...
23-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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