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Brain’s Self-Regulation in Teens at Risk for Obesity

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Study uses fMRI brain scans to document relationship between neural activity and risk for obesity
22-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Education Boosts Proper Use of Drugs That Prevent Blood Clots

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Results of a yearlong study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) with more than 900 nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggest that well-designed online education can decrease the rate of nonadministration of...
9-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Develop Blood Test That Spots Tumor-Derived DNA in People with Early-Stage Cancers

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In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in blood and have used it to accurately identify more...
15-Aug-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Review Recommends Eliminating Widely Ordered Blood Test for Diagnosing Heart Attacks

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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no...
14-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Scan Study Adds to Evidence That Lower Brain Serotonin Levels Are Linked to Dementia

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In a study looking at brain scans of people with mild loss of thought and memory ability, Johns Hopkins researchers report evidence of lower levels of the serotonin transporter — a natural brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and appetite.
14-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Extinction Mystery Solved? Fossil Evidence Suggests Humans Played a Role in Monkey’s Demise in Jamaica

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Radiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey called Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it may be the one of the most recent primate species anywhere in the world to become extinct, and it may solve a long-standing mystery about the...
9-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Prostate Cancer Cells Become ‘Shapeshifters’ to Spread to Distant Organs

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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists report they have discovered a biochemical process that gives prostate cancer cells the almost unnatural ability to change their shape, squeeze into other organs and take root in other parts of the body....
8-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Adds to Evidence That Most Prescribed Opioid Pills Go Unused

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In a review of half a dozen published studies in which patients self-reported use of opioids prescribed to them after surgery, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that a substantial majority of patients used only some or none of the pills, and more...
1-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert Available on OTC Hearing Aid Legislation

10-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins Researcher Available to Discuss Your Brain on the Arts

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7-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Protecting Endangered Species Using DNA Sequencing

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25-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Experts on Bioethics and Policy Available for Comment

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6-Feb-2017 11:45 AM EST

Johns Hopkins Medicine Orthopaedic Expert Available to Comment on Super Bowl & Football Injuries

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31-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Expert Available to Speak on Improving Sports Performance with Science, NFL Player Health Factors and the Super Bowl

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26-Jan-2017 3:00 PM EST

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on New Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

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5-Jan-2017 8:00 AM EST

Keeping the Holidays Healthy

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The holidays are a time for family, fun and happiness. They are usually spent with the ones we love reflecting on the past year and feeling grateful. However, even with all the joy, the holidays can cause quite a large amount of stress. Whether it...
19-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST

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