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Fast-Spreading Mutation Helps Common Flu Subtype Escape Immune Response

Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...
10-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons Significantly Higher Than in U.S. Population

A new analysis led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the number of U.S. prison residents who tested positive for COVID-19 was 5.5 times higher than the general U.S. population.
8-Jul-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Higher Manganese Levels in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Preeclampsia Risk

An analysis of data from more than 1,300 women followed prospectively through pregnancy found that women with lower levels of the essential mineral manganese in early pregnancy were more likely to develop the serious high blood pressure syndrome...
7-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover Critical New Allergy Pathway

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis.
25-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Linking Hospital and Other Records Can Predict Both Fatal and Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the odds of a fatal opioid overdose were 1.5 times higher for individuals with one to two visits to the emergency department for any medical issue than for...
24-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Michele Decker as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Michele Decker, ScD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.
18-Jun-2020 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Urban Density Not Linked to Higher Coronavirus Infection Rates—and Is Linked to Lower COVID-19 Death Rates

A new study suggests that denser places, assumed by many to be more conducive to the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are not linked to higher infection rates. The study, led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...
18-Jun-2020 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Mean Significant Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs for Many Americans

If past hospitalizations for pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses are any guide, many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing...
15-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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