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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

Expert Panel Issues Recommendations for Health IT

As the U.S. health system goes digital, from patient records to fitness trackers to web-based medical insurance marketplaces, a national group of health information experts has issued recommendations to guide the new field of population health...
19-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Develop Recipe for Testosterone-Producing Cells

Researchers led by teams at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Wenzhou Medical University of China have discovered a way to keep adult stem cells that are destined to become testosterone-producing cells multiplying and on track...
14-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Changes in State Policies Impact Fatal and Non-Fatal Assaults of Law Enforcement Officers

State-level policy changes can impact the number of fatal and non-fatal assaults, including shootings, of law enforcement officers, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research finds.
13-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Coordinated Response Could Reduce Spread of Emerging Superbug in Health Facilities by More Than 75 Percent, Study Suggests

A simulation of how the so-called “superbug” carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) might spread among health care facilities found that coordinated efforts prevented more than 75 percent of the often-severe infections that would have...
12-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Maryland’s 2011 Alcohol Sales Tax Reduced Alcohol Sales, Study Suggests

Maryland’s 2011 increase in the alcohol sales tax appears to have led to fewer purchases of beer, wine and liquor in the state, suggesting reduced alcohol use, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research indicates.
11-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Millions of Maternal and Child Lives Could Be Saved Every Year for Less Than $5 a Person

By spending less than $5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year, according to a new analysis...
7-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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