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Smartphone App Successfully Promotes Child Car Seat Safety

A smartphone app designed to promote proper child car seat use among parents proved effective in a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
19-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Safety Measures Could Save 250,000 Lives a Year In Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Interventions such as speeding enforcement and formal swimming lessons for young children could potentially save more than 250,000 lives a year if they were implemented across populations living in extreme poverty in low- and middle-income...
18-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Foodborne Illness Outbreak Could Cost a Restaurant Millions, Study Suggests

A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins...
11-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Decry Lack of Science in `Forensic Science’

Many of the “forensic science” methods commonly used in criminal cases and portrayed in popular police TV dramas have never been scientifically validated and may lead to unjust verdicts, according to an editorial in this week’s Proceedings of...
9-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increasing Public Support for Mental Health Services Without Stigmatizing Mental Illness

In public-health campaigns to boost support for improvements in the mental health system, messages that link mental illness to violence may be counterproductive, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...
5-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Poverty Increases Risk of Non-Communicable Diseases in Lower Income Countries

Poverty increases the risk of death and disability from non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes in low- and middle-income countries, a new systematic review shows. Researchers also found evidence that developing...
3-Apr-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Peer Influence, Better HIV Counseling Could Encourage More Boys in Africa to Be Circumcised

With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men – primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 – are having the procedure done, largely in eastern...
3-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Most Primary Care Offices Do Not Offer Reduced Price Care to the Uninsured, Study Funds

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the uninsured face significant barriers to primary care, highlighting a group that remains vulnerable even after the Affordable Care Act insurance expansions. With...
2-Apr-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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