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Religious Leaders’ Support May Be Key to Modern Contraception Use

Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were significantly more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, new research suggests, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase the...
16-Oct-2018 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

During a Flu Epidemic, Dispensing Flu Vaccines at Pharmacies Could Save Lives and Costs

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that in the event of a flu epidemic caused by a novel virus, using pharmacies to administer flu vaccines could save thousands of lives and billions of...
12-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Health Insurer Policies May Discourage Use of Non-Opioid Alternatives for Lower Back Pain

Public and private health insurance policies in the U.S. are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain, a...
4-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Maryland Health Enterprise Zones Linked to Reduced Hospitalizations and Costs

Maryland’s Health Enterprise Zones, state-funded initiatives designed to improve health care outcomes and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations in underserved communities, were associated with large reductions in inpatient stays, according to a...
1-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Health NOW Exclusive: Michael R. Bloomberg Q&A: Millions Don't Have to Die from NCDs

In an exclusive Q&A with Global Health NOW conducted via email, Michael R. Bloomberg shares his advice to national leaders at today’s UN high-level meeting, examples of best-buy interventions against NCDs, the value of solid data in allocating...
27-Sep-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Baltimore Liquor Stores Linked More to Violent Crime Than Bars and Restaurants

A new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) found that alcohol outlets in Baltimore that sell alcohol for off-premise consumption (such as liquor stores and beer...
25-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cost of Clinical Trials for New Drug FDA Approval Are Fraction of Total Tab

Clinical trials that support FDA approvals of new drugs have a median cost of $19 million, according to a new study by a team including researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
24-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACA Health Insurance Ads Targeted Younger, Healthier Consumers From 2013 to 2016

The themes in television advertisements for health insurance plans have shifted over time, possibly reflecting the shrinking pool of health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as rising plan premiums.
20-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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