Category: Bloomberg School of Public Health

Study: Alcohol advertising still reaching youth on the radio

October 3, 2011

Almost one out of 11 radio ads for alcoholic beverages in 75 markets across the nation failed to comply in 2009 with the alcohol industry’s voluntary standard for the placement of advertising, according to an analysis conducted by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In […]

Oil, gas operations in Gulf claim 139 lives in helicopter crashes

September 19, 2011

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy finds that helicopters that service the drilling platforms and vessels in the Gulf of Mexico crash on average more than six times per year, resulting in an average of five deaths per year. From 1983 to 2009, 178 crashes resulted in […]

Antidepressant RXs on rise in those with no psychiatric diagnosis

September 12, 2011

Americans are no strangers to antidepressants. During the last 20 years the use of antidepressants has grown significantly, making them one of the most costly, and the third most commonly prescribed class of, medications in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2005 to 2008 nearly 8.9 percent of […]

Vaccinations in 72 poorest countries could avert 6.4 million deaths

September 12, 2011

By scaling up childhood vaccinations in 72 of the world’s poorest countries, an estimated 6.4 million deaths could be averted between 2011 and 2020, with a corresponding economic value of between $151 billion and $231 billion, according to two new studies by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health investigators published in the June issue […]

‘Contagion’: Wake-up call for public health systems

September 12, 2011

Infectious disease and disaster preparedness experts at Johns Hopkins say that the premise of the just-released Hollywood movie Contagion, in which a lethal airborne virus spreads quickly around the globe, is realistic and should serve as a reminder that the United States has much work to do to prepare for a serious national emergency posed […]

Tackling the global water challenge

September 12, 2011

Earlier this month, 20 high-profile experts on water use, the world economy, and urban and rural development traveled to the small town of Bellagio, Italy, for a three-day brainstorming session. The conference, co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Global Water Program and the Rockefeller Foundation, sought to address how best to accelerate safe water access […]

Robert Black of SPH recognized for contributions to child health

March 28, 2011

Robert Edward Black, an international expert in the prevention of childhood mortality and illness, is the recipient of the 2011 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award. The annual award from the Gairdner Foundation recognizes individuals responsible for a scientific advancement that has made, or has the potential to make, significant impact on health in the developing […]

JHU, Uganda’s MU complete learning initiative

March 21, 2011

The Johns Hopkins University and Makerere University in Uganda recently completed a two-year collaborative learning initiative aimed at building educational, research and service capacity at the African university to improve health outcomes in the region. Analysis and review of the two-year project’s impact are documented in a special issue of BMC International Health and Human […]

‘Sesame Street’ improves development for Indonesian children

February 7, 2011

Children exposed to Jalan Sesama, an Indonesian version of the American children’s television show Sesame Street, had improved educational skills and healthy development, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over a 14-week period, the children who had the greatest exposure to Jalan Sesama improved significantly in […]

Race plays role in weight-related counseling among obese patients

January 31, 2011

When it comes to advising obese patients, blacks receive less weight reduction and exercise counseling from physicians than their white counterparts. This is according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who examined the impact of patient and doctor race concordance on weight-related counseling. The results […]

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