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Public Health Researchers Map World’s ‘Chemical Landscape’

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have created a map of the world’s chemical landscape, a catalogue of 10,000 chemicals for which there is available safety data that they say can predict the toxicity of many of...
9-Feb-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Expanding Use of Vaccines Could Save Up to $44 for Every Dollar Spent, Study Suggests

Vaccinations, long recognized as an excellent investment that saves lives and prevents illness, could have significant economic value that far exceeds their original cost, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...
4-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Obesity, Diabetes in Mom Increases Risk of Autism in Child

Children born to obese women with diabetes are more than four times as likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than children of healthy weight mothers without diabetes, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research...
26-Jan-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Smartphone App Linked to Increase in Contraceptive Use in India

A smartphone app containing motivational videos developed to help married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices led to a dramatic increase in the number of women using modern family planning methods in just a few months, new...
28-Jan-2016 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Violent Crime Lower Near Drug Treatment Centers Than Other Commercial Areas

New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests there may actually be less serious crime near outpatient drug treatment clinics than other community businesses.
27-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Life Expectancy Three Years Longer for Children Born Into Smaller Families in Developing World

Children born into smaller families in the world’s poorest nations will live an expected three years longer than those born into larger families, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
27-Jan-2016 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Better Access to Contraception Means More Sex for Married Couples

Married couples in low- and middle-income countries around the world that use contraception are having more frequent sexual intercourse than those that do not, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
26-Jan-2016 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Community-Level Violence Linked to Teens’ Risky Sexual Behavior

Teens’ experiences with violence — either through fear of violence, observing violent events, or being victims of violence themselves — are associated with how likely they are to have sex and use condoms, new research from the Johns Hopkins...
26-Jan-2016 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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