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One year's losses for child sexual abuse in US top $9 billion, new study suggests
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the annual economic impact of child sexual abuse in the US is far-reaching and costly: In 2015, the total economic burden was approximately $9.3 billion and includes costs associated with health care, child welfare, special education, violence and crime, suicide and survivor productivity losses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Delhi belly' could affect you worse if you have type A blood
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland found people with type A blood are more likely to need antibiotics after getting the E.coli tummy bug, because of their blood type. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two and a half hours of exercise a week could cut heart failure risk
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that getting the American Heart Association's recommended amount of exercise could cut heart failure risk by 31 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution can cause unborn babies to 'have high blood pressure'
Children who were exposed to pollution during the third trimester of their mothers' pregnancy were 61 percent more at risk for high blood pressure, new research from Johns Hopkins University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New computational strategy designed for more personalized cancer treatment
(Johns Hopkins University) Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New 'Scoring' System for Advanced Colorectal Cancer
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Georgios Margonis, M.D., Ph.D., a surgical oncology fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Matthew Weiss, M.D., surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Liver and Pancreas Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinics, report advances in efforts to improve the treatment and prognosis of colorectal cancers that have spread to the liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Neuromics - May 10, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: 3-D Cell based Assays Cell Based Assays. FBS Fetal Bovine Serum Source Type: news

Considering a career in academia? Workshop for all disciplines.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How recent economy kept black, white young adults from leaving nest
(Johns Hopkins University) Economic tumult in the early 2000s persuaded many young people to keep living with their parents, but the reasons why differ starkly by race, a study concludes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flaw found in water treatment method
(Johns Hopkins University) Some potentially toxic chemicals in water may be created, ironically, during the water treatment process itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Novel glutamine antagonist prodrugs to be developed as anticancer therapies
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) An international science team at IOCB Prague and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) has prepared and tested new substances for cancer treatment that are effective through stopping the metabolism of glutamine. The team's promising results attracted investors supporting the development of these new drugs in the amount of $40.5 million. Further preclinical development and clinical testing will be led by spin-off company Dracen Pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

US autism rate edges up in new CDC report
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as one in 59 among children aged 8 years in 2014 (or 1.7 percent). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Global Funding
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'An unspoken injury of war:' U.S. surgeons perform extensive penis transplant
Johns Hopkins University surgeons rebuilt man's entire pelvic region, transplanting a penis, scrotum and part of the abdominal wall from a deceased donor after 'an unspoken injury of war.' (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Injured Veteran Receives First Total Penis, Scrotum Transplant
BALTIMORE (CBS Local) – The Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world. The transplant recipient is a veteran who sustained injuries in Afghanistan. He is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week after recovering from the 14-hour surgery back on March 26. “We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man,” W.P. Andrew Lee, M.D., professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Afghanistan Chris Melore Local TV Medicine talkers Transplant Veterans Source Type: news

Wounded veteran receives first penis-scrotum transplant
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University perform first-of-its-kind operation to address "an unspoken injury of war" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish supplements protect the brain from chronic stress, study suggests
A study by researchers at John's Hopkins University found that fish oil supplements could help protect a person's brain from the harmful effects of chronic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Performed the First Full Penis and Scrotum Transplant on an American Military Vet
Physicians at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world, the hospital announced on Monday. The surgery, which took place over 14 hours on March 26, was performed by a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons. The penis and scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall came from a deceased donor. The recipient is a military veteran who was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Afghanistan and wishes to remain anonymous. The hospital said he has recovered from the surgery and will be discharged...
Source: TIME: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Johns Hopkins medicine penis transplant Surgery transplants Source Type: news

When there's an audience, people's performance improves
(Johns Hopkins University) Often people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, but a new study found the opposite: being watched makes people do better. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Smartphone app successfully promotes child car seat safety
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A smartphone app designed to promote proper child car seat use among parents proved effective in a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethics in Humanitarian Contexts
Johns Hopkins University. 03/28/2018 This one-hour, 14-minute presentation provides an overview of ethics in humanitarian contexts, and how the provision of health services for people affected by humanitarian crises requires evidence-informed practices and policies. It discusses three ethical challenges among displaced and vulnerable migrant populations: Community risk, community consent, and disparate power dynamics between researchers and researched populations. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Safety measures could save 250,000 lives a year in low- and middle-income countries
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Interventions such as speeding enforcement and formal swimming lessons for young children could potentially save more than 250,000 lives a year if they were implemented across populations living in extreme poverty in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Organs from Drug Overdoses May Help Transplant Shortage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The findings could encourage more use of organs from overdose victims. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found those transplants have jumped nearly 24-fold since 2000. That was before overdoses were making headlines or most transplant centers considered accepting such organs. In 2016, there were 3,533 transplants using overdose-related donated organs, up from just 149 such transplants in 20...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauran Neergard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Organs from Drug Overdoses May Help Transplant Shortage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The findings could encourage more use of organs from overdose victims. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found those transplants have jumped nearly 24-fold since 2000. That was before overdoses were making headlines or most transplant centers considered accepting such organs. In 2016, there were 3,533 transplants using overdose-related donated organs, up from just 149 such transplants in 20...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauran Neergard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

A foodborne illness outbreak could cost a restaurant millions, study suggests
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Qiagen To Unveil 2 Liquid Biopsy Tests at AACR
Liquid biopsy is one of the hottest sectors in diagnostics. The space generates significant interest from investors and at times can command billions in funding. The space has been a hotbed for activity in recent years. Qiagen is adding two new additions to the liquid biopsy space through its AdnaTest ProstateCancerPanel AR-V7 Kit and AdnaTest LungCancer Kit. The Hildern, Germany-based company said it will introduce both the at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. The new AdnaTests build on Qiagen’s AdnaTest Combination of Combinations Principle technology, a highly specific immunomagnetic cel...
Source: MDDI - April 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Testing Source Type: news

Brace Yourselves: Spring Allergy Season Is Coming. Here ’s What to Expect and How to Handle It
A swath of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, which had been continuously pummeled by winter storms — even in April — will be graced with warm weather later this week. After a seemingly interminable winter, its’s a chance to dig out lighter clothing and head outside into the sun. But, if you’re one of the roughly 7% of U.S. adults with seasonal allergies, you may want to stay inside a little longer. With the change in seasons comes spring allergies (followed by summer allergies). Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming allergy forecast. Is it going to be a bad allergy season this year? P...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Gray Tags: Uncategorized allergies healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Scientists record brain activity of free-flying bats
(Johns Hopkins University) Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a way to study the brain of a bat as it flies, recording for the first time what happens as a roving animal focuses and refocuses its attention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

May Registration still Open: Learn How to Help Your Community Deal with Psychological Distress
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scientists decry lack of science in 'forensic science'
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Many of the 'forensic science' methods commonly used in criminal cases and portrayed in popular police TV dramas have never been scientifically validated and may lead to unjust verdicts, according to an editorial in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Malaria - GBC Health, John Hopkins University Give Access Bank Innovation Award
[Vanguard] The GBC Health's Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa, CAMA alongside the Private Sector Malaria Prevention Project, PSMP at John Hopkins Center for Communication, UK Aid and the National Malaria Control Programme of the Ghana Health Services, have conferred the 'Innovation Award' on Access bank and other significant awards to four other organisations for their roles in combating malaria scourge on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smartphone 'Scores' can Help Doctors Track Severity of Parkinson's Disease Symptoms
Parkinson's disease, a progressive brain disorder, is often tough to treat effectively because symptoms, such as tremors and walking difficulties, can vary dramatically over a period of days, or even hours. To address this challenge, Johns Hopkins University computer scientists, working with an interdisciplinary team of experts from two other institutions, have developed a new approach that uses sensors on a smartphone to generate a score that reliably reflects symptom severity in patients with Parkinson's disease. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Smartphone 'scores' can help doctors track severity of Parkinson's disease symptoms
(Johns Hopkins University) A new smartphone app allows Parkinson's disease patients and their doctors to better track the progression of symptoms, such as tremors and walking difficulties, that can vary dramatically over days, or even hours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes drug Metformin may help treat nicotine withdrawal
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that metformin, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, could prevent symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, such as cravings and fatigue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost Nobody Can Write This Letter of the Alphabet Correctly
The alphabet is a little like a baseball team. You’ve got your everyday players—your A’s and E’s and S’s. Then you’ve got your benchwarmers—your X’s and Q’s and Z’s. They’ve got character, but you’re not going to go a whole nine innings with them. If we don’t use all 26 letters the same amount, we at least recognize them equally, right? Not so much. A new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance reveals that there’s one letter we think we know well, but we don’t: The lower case “g.”...
Source: TIME: Science - April 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized learning onetime psychology reading the brain the mind writing Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Opens with Optimism in South Florida
Dr. Chukwuemeka Ikpeazu at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has brought hope — where once there was none — to patients in South Florida with unresectable pleural mesothelioma. Ikpeazu is the principal investigator in the multicenter phase II clinical trial involving the much-anticipated immunotherapy drug durvalumab. Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca manufactures the drug under the brand name Imfinzi. “I am optimistic, very, very optimistic that this drug will be effective for these patients,” Ikpeazu told Asbestos.com. “All the data, all the earlier studies, are encouraging.” He...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 4, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Diverse metals mix it up in novel nanoparticles
(Johns Hopkins University) Researchers have learned to combine up to eight different metals in a single tiny, uniformly mixed nanoparticle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news