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Study: Unconventional Natural Gas Wells Associated with Migraine, Fatigue, Chronic Nasal and Sinus Symptoms

New research suggests that Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) industry are nearly twice as likely to suffer from a combination of migraine headaches,...
22-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In Memoriam: Donald Ainslie Henderson, 1928–2016

Donald Ainslie Henderson, MD, MPH ’60, a leader of the international effort to eradicate smallpox – considered one of public health’s greatest successes – and a former dean of what is now the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...
23-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diet Designed to Lower Blood Pressure Also Reduces Risk of Kidney Disease

People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease over...
9-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dangerous Chemical Eye Burns Common in Young Children

One- and two-year-old children are at the highest risk of burning their eyes with chemicals, despite the long held belief that working-age adults were the most at risk from this type of severe eye injury, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...
2-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Generic’ Biologic Drugs Appear Comparable to Brand-Name Counterparts

Generic forms of a biologic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis appear to be as safe and effective as their brand-name counterparts, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analysis...
27-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Indian Pedestrian and Motorcycle Deaths Likely Much Higher Than Government Statistics Suggest

Official government statistics on traffic deaths in southwest India significantly misrepresented the number of pedestrian and motorcycle deaths in the region over a two-year period, casting doubt on the reliability of that country’s government...
26-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cells From Same Cell Bank Lots May Have Vast Genetic Variability

In a surprise finding, researchers working with breast cancer cells purchased at the same time from the same cell bank discovered that the cells responded differently to chemicals, even though the researchers had not detected any difference when...
21-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Majority of Physicians Have Favorite Patients, Study Finds

Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
20-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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