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Zika May Cause Miscarriages, Thin Brain Tissue in Babies Carried to Term

Johns Hopkins researchers say that in early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta – intended to protect the developing fetus – and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and to babies...
16-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pilot Study Finds Youth More Likely Than Adults to Report Seeing Alcohol Marketing on the Internet

Underage youth are nearly twice as likely to recall seeing alcohol marketing on the internet than adults, with almost one in three saying they saw alcohol-related content in the previous month, according to a new pilot survey led by the Johns...
17-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Linked to Reduction in Suicide Attempts Among High School Students

The implementation of state laws legalizing same-sex marriage was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of suicide attempts among high school students – and an even greater reduction among gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents, new...
16-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Majority of Opioid Medications Not Safely Stored in Homes with Children, Survey Finds

Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
15-Feb-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Open Philanthropy Project Awards $16 Million to Center for Health Security

The Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded a three-year, $16 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to support the Center’s work on strengthening health security and public...
8-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquids

A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found high levels of toxic metals in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape.
7-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Federal Equity Law Has Increased Use of Services for Autism Without Raising Out-of-Pocket Costs

A federal law aimed at requiring equal insurance benefits for both physical and mental health care has increased the use of services by children with autism spectrum disorder without increasing the out-of-pocket costs to their families, new Johns...
1-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Symposium Tomorrow on Recent Executive Order on Refugees and Immigration

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host a symposium tomorrow on the consequences of the Jan. 27 Executive Order suspending the entire U.S. refugee admission program for 120 days and disallowing entry of Syrian refugees...
1-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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