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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

Study: Unmet Surgical Needs High for World’s 60 Million Refugees

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that the world’s estimated 60 million refugees, displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, may need at least 2.78 million...
26-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Too Much Folate in Pregnant Women Increases Risk for Autism, Study Suggests

Women who plan on becoming pregnant are told they need enough of the nutrient folate to ensure proper neurodevelopment of their babies, but new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests there could be serious risks...
9-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Children in Developing World Infected with Parasite – Even Without Appearing Ill – May Be More Prone to Stunted Growth

Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two than those who are not – regardless of whether their infection made...
3-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Number of HIV Infections Falling in United States, but Fails to Meet Reduction Goals

The number of new HIV infections occurring annually in the United States decreased by an estimated 11 percent from 2010 to 2015, while the HIV transmission rate decreased by an estimated 17 percent during the same time period, according to new...
3-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nonprofit Hospitals Earn Substantial Profits

Seven of the 10 most profitable hospitals in the United States in 2013 – each earning more than $163 million in profits from patient care services – were nonprofit hospitals, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...
27-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Even a Little Air Pollution May Have Long-Term Health Effects on Developing Fetus

Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...
27-Apr-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The High Cost of Norovirus Worldwide

While norovirus is often linked in the news to outbreaks on cruise ships, the highly contagious stomach bug sickens nearly 700 million around the world every year and results in roughly $4.2 billion in health care costs and $60.3 billion in societal...
21-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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