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Primary Care Doctors Report Prescribing Fewer Opioids for Pain

Nine in 10 primary care physicians say that prescription drug abuse is a moderate or big problem in their communities and nearly half say they are less likely to prescribe opioids to treat pain compared to a year ago, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...
4-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Exposed to Traumatic Social or Family Experiences During Childhood

Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development – be it having their parents divorce, a parent die or living with...
8-Dec-2014 9:20 AM EST

Vitamin E Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Miscarriage Among Poor Women

Pregnant women in Bangladesh with low levels of the most common form of vitamin E are nearly twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those with adequate levels of the vitamin in their blood, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins...
3-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

Diabetes in Midlife Linked to Significant Cognitive Decline 20 Years Later

People diagnosed with diabetes in midlife are more likely to experience significant memory and cognitive problems during the next 20 years than those with healthy blood sugar levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research...
24-Nov-2014 9:30 AM EST

Suicide Risk Falls Substantially After Talk Therapy

Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led...
20-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Being Poor Is Not the Same Everywhere

Young people growing up in impoverished neighborhoods who perceive their poor communities in a positive light report better health and well-being than those with worse perceptions of where they live, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...
18-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

New School Meal Requirements: More Harm Than Good?

New federal regulations requiring school meals to contain more whole grains, less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables, while perhaps improving some aspects of the food being served at schools across the United States, may also be...
12-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Creating Trust in the Time of Ebola

One of the key reasons the Ebola outbreak got out of control in West Africa in the early days of the crisis was a lack of trust among community members, frontline health workers and the broader health system, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...
11-Nov-2014 12:05 PM EST

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