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Pandemic Exercise Featuring Global Business, Government Leaders to Highlight Preparedness

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is hosting Event 201, a 3.5-hour multimedia pandemic simulation involving 16 leaders from global businesses,...
15-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Large Genome-Wide Association Study Illuminates Genetic Risk Factors for Gout

Researchers, using a method called genome-wide association study, have illuminated the genetic underpinnings of high serum urate, the blood condition that brings on gout.
7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fragmented Physical Activity Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

Although reduced physical activity during the day is widely seen as a harbinger of mortality in older people, fragmentation of physical activity—spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity—may be an earlier indicator of...
30-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Did Long Ago Tsunamis Lead to Mysterious, Tropical Fungal Outbreak in Pacific Northwest?

The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections among people in coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to a paper...
26-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Preference for Fentanyl Higher Among Young, White, Frequent Opioid Users

A minority of people who use illicit opioids indicated a preference for fentanyl, the super-potent synthetic opioid that accounts for much of the recent rise in U.S. overdose deaths, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins...
18-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

To Address Hunger, Many Countries May Have to Increase Carbon Footprint

Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food production, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable...
13-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

19th Surgeon General of the United States to Join Bloomberg School as Distinguished Policy Scholar

Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General and previous Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the Distinguished Policy Scholar, beginning in...
12-Sep-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Social Media Use by Adolescents Linked to Internalizing Behaviors

A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of internalizing behaviors compared to adolescents...
9-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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