How the coronavirus spread across China and the world – visual explainer
Confirmed cases of the flu-like virus span 29 countries, with 1,300 deaths, all but three in mainland ChinaThecoronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people and the capital of Hubei province in China. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University ’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows that the number of deaths from the virus hasexceeded 1,300, all in mainland China with the exception of one person in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda, Cath Levett and Daniel Levitt Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Effectiveness of travel bans -- readily used during infectious disease outbreaks -- mostly unknown, study finds
(University of Washington) While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How novel coronavirus spread across the world – visual explainer
Confirmed cases of flu-like virus span 29 countries, with about 1,000 deaths mostly in mainland ChinaThecoronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people and the capital of the Hubei province in China. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University ’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows that the number of deaths from the virus hasexceeded 1,000, all in mainland China with the exception of one person in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda, Cath Levett and Daniel Levitt Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

The First Signs Are Emerging That China ’s Coronavirus Containment Could Be Working
The objective of control measures is to reduce transmission while they are implemented, they don’t have an effect after you stop doing them,” he says. Others agree that the end of the extended Lunar New Year holiday might not be without challenges. “There could be workers getting infected in some sites in the upcoming days, meaning that these sites will need to be shutdown temporary for sterilization and workers will need to be quarantined,” Tommy Wu, a Hong Kong-based senior economist at Oxford Economics tells TIME. The virus’ sometimes mild symptoms may be a driver in the increase of the rat...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China onetime overnight Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics
A previously unknown strain of coronavirus has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and alarmed public health officials with its rapid spread and virulent nature. But it’s really no surprise to the scientists who study infectious disease: it’s just one of several pathogens that have the potential to reach calamitous status. I have no evidence that climate change triggered this particular virus to jump from animals to humans at this particular time, or that a warmer planet has helped it spread. That said, it’s pretty clear that, broadly speaking, climate change is likely to lead to an uptick in future epid...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV climate change Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics
A previously unknown strain of coronavirus has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and alarmed public health officials with its rapid spread and virulent nature. But it’s really no surprise to the scientists who study infectious disease: it’s just one of several pathogens that have the potential to reach calamitous status. I have no evidence that climate change triggered this particular virus to jump from animals to humans at this particular time, or that a warmer planet has helped it spread. That said, it’s pretty clear that, broadly speaking, climate change is likely to lead to an uptick in future epid...
Source: TIME: Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV climate change Source Type: news

Passengers on a Virus-Stricken Cruise Ship in Japan Speak About Life Under Quarantine
Karey Maniscalco and her husband were dining on their cruise ship on Feb. 3 when the captain made an announcement. A passenger from Hong Kong, who was previously on the Diamond Princess, had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the cruise company learned, and authorities would soon be boarding the vessel at Yokohama, Japan—where the boat was docked—to carry out tests on other holidaymakers and crew. “The whole room became dead silent,” the 44-year-old from St. George, Utah says. “The whole restaurant just stopped talking, and we started looking around as if to assess the situation.” She ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This study establishes baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients in Nepal who were experiencing heart failure.     Read more   Maternal Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Meet the Brilliant Minds Behind the First ICD
Mirowski: From WWII to Sinai Hospital The story of how Mieczyslaw "Michel" Mirowski ended up in America where he conceived the idea of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is almost as incredible as the invention itself, if not more so. Mirowski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924. He grew up among the large Jewish population of Warsaw at that time, but when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, 15-year-old Mirowski left his family and fled to Russia with a friend. He would be the only member of his family to survive World War II, according to a 2010Â&nb...
Source: MDDI - February 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

A fundamental discovery about how gene activity is regulated
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered a fundamental mechanism that regulates gene activity in cells. The newly discovered mechanism targets RNA, or ribonucleic acid, a close cousin of DNA that plays an important role in cellular activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Watch U.S. Citizens Document What It ’s Like to Live in Wuhan During the Coronavirus Lockdown
Early Wednesday morning, a U.S. plane evacuated around 240 Americans from Wuhan, China. Justin Steece, Priscilla Dickey and their families were not on that plane. Steece and Dickey, both U.S. citizens, are current residents of Wuhan, where the pneumonia-like virus “novel coronavirus,” originated. As of Saturday morning, the total number of confirmed cases of infection is 12,024 and the death toll is at 259, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. The city of approximately 11 million people is on lockdown, and some U.S. citizens there are struggling to get home. In a n...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anne Most, Charlie Campbell and Abhishyant Kidangoor Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China onetime Source Type: news

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases
Source: Johns Hopkins University. Published: 2/2020. This map visualizes where cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) are worldwide. It provides the latest figures for the number of confirmed cases, cases by country or region, and deaths. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This map tracks the coronavirus in real time
View the Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering map that follows coronavirus cases across the world. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Year, Advance Your Career
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What's in your water?
(Johns Hopkins University) Mixing drinking water with chlorine, the United States' most common method of disinfecting drinking water, creates previously unidentified toxic byproducts, says Carsten Prasse from Johns Hopkins University and his collaborators from the University of California, Berkeley and Switzerland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) ’s Role During Health Emergencies
Source: Center for Health Security [Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health]. Published: 1/28/2020. This two-page fact sheet provides information about the World Health Organization (WHO) and its primary responsibility to respond to natural disasters and disease outbreaks. Priorities include supporting countries in building their national capacities; advocating for preparedness; developing strategies and global response plans for health emergencies; and providing operational response activities. A WHO Emergency Committee has convened to discuss the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). (PDF) (Sou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diagnostic Testing for 2019-nCoV
Source: Center for Health Security [Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health]. Published: 1/28/2020. Diagnostic testing for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is undertaken using two approaches: whole genome sequencing, and real-time reverse transcriptase PCR (rRT-PCR). This two-page fact sheet details how sequencing was used primarily in the early days of the outbreak for initial identification of this novel virus and is largely a tool of viral discovery. Currently, almost all diagnostic testing for nCoV is done using rRT-PCR. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Ten Defining Family Planning Achievements of the Decade
By Brittany Goetsch, Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University A happy young mother with her infant in Zomba, Malawi. Photo © 2018 Nandi Bwanali/One Community, Courtesy of Photoshare.January 29, 2020The last 10 years has been a time of immense growth and innovation for the family planning community, as well as new challenges and opportunities. Here, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs-led Knowledge SUCCESS project reflects on 10 defining achievements, in no particular order of importance, that have shaped and continue to inform family planning programs and services over the past decade....
Source: IntraHealth International - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Could Be 30 Times Higher Than Official Total, Hong Kong Researchers Warn
The number of people infected with a SARS-like form of coronavirus in Wuhan, China could already be more than 30 times higher the the official tally, researchers in Hong Kong have warned. Gabriel Leung, the chair of public health medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said at a press conference Monday that his team’s research models show that some 44,000 people in Wuhan alone—where the virus is believed to have originated in a seafood market—may be infected as of last Saturday. Chinese officials have shut down travel in and out of Wuhan and many surrounding cities in an effort to stop the spread of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

With high fiber diets, more protein may mean more bloating
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New cancer center established at Johns Hopkins University
(The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research) Bringing together the tools of astronomy image analysis, pathology, computer science, cancer genomics, and immunogenomics to solve problems in oncology, the new center will find innovative solutions that can expand the number of cancer patients who benefit from immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

nCoV Genetics
Source: Center for Health Security [Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health]. Published: 1/27/2020. This one-page document provides a summary of findings from the latest phylogenetic research on 2019-nCoV. Key findings are that a PCR diagnostic test can differentiate 2019-nCoV from other coronaviruses; the outbreak was initiated from either a single introduction into humans or very few animal-to-human transmission events; and nCoV-2019 and SARS-CoV use the same cellular receptor, ACE2, which could be used as a starting point for creating therapeutics for nCoV-2019. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Financing for Epidemic Response Activities
Source: Center for Health Security [Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health]. Published: 1/26/2020. This one-page fact sheet provides information about several major sources of money that could be used to support outbreak response activities, including the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, which could be used in a coronavirus pandemic; World Bank ’s International Development Association Crisis Response Window; International Monetary Fund; national governments; and private charity. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Family caregivers are rarely asked about needing assistance with caring for older adults
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults' care, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hopkins news: Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) recently published 'Viewpoint' articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans' ability to regulate body temperature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronaviruses: SARS, MERS, and 2019-nCoV
Source: Center for Health Security [Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health]. Published: 1/21/2020. This two-page fact sheet provides information about coronaviruses, which include severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and a novel coronavirus that was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It provides information about Epidemiology and Clinical Characteristics, Diagnosis and Treatment, Infection Control Measures, and Medical Countermeasures. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Stats SL to Collaborate With John Hopkins University On Ebola Survivors Study
[Concord] Stats SL is all set to collaborate with the John Hopkins University, which is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States, to conduct an Ebola survivors study (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Less active infants had greater fat accumulation, study finds
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lower back pain may be caused by cartilage turning into bone that looks like SWISS CHEESE
Cartilage should be soft and firm, protecting the spine vertebrae. But a study on mice at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, found it had hardened and looked like Swiss cheese. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online Rankings and Year of the Nurse and Midwife
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ronald S. Brookmeyer named dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Ronald S. Brookmeyer, professor of biostatistics and expert on how statistical tools can help address global public health challenges, will become the dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, effective Jan. 15.A member of the UCLA faculty since 2010, Brookmeyer has served as interim dean of the Fielding School since November 2018.“I am humbled by this opportunity to advance public health at our extraordinary public university,” Brookmeyer said. “With Fielding School faculty, staff and students, as well as colleagues and communities in our hometown of Los Angeles and far beyond, I look forward to...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA documents analysis reveals inadequate monitoring of safe opioid use program
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A risk-management program set up in 2012 by the US Food and Drug Administration to curb improper prescribing of extended-release and long-acting opioids may not have been effective because of shortcomings in the program's design and execution, according to a paper from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Extended-release and long-acting opioids, which include oxycontin, account for a significant proportion of the prescription opioid market and are among the most misused. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beyond the senses: Blind people develop accurate ideas about appearance using inference
(Natural News) People who were born blind will have never seen an animal before. Despite their disability, a recent study has suggested that blind people can have surprisingly accurate ideas about an animal’s appearance. Researchers from John Hopkins University (JHU) investigated how blind people developed insight into the appearance of something that they have never seen.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering enhances view of vascular anomalies
Radiologists from Johns Hopkins University applied cinematic rendering to the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Black-blood CT sheds light on intraluminal heart anatomy Cinematic rendering offers clinical utility in MSK CT 4 applications of cinematic rendering in maxillofacial CT Cinematic rendering complements CT in diagnosing colitis Cinematic rendering tops CT to visualize patient anatomy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Financial Reward of Slimming Down
THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 -- If you're overweight or obese, shedding pounds can help improve your health and your longevity. What's more, doing so may also significantly boost your bank balance. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best of 2019 from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Activists and LGBTQ Groups Say These Facebook Ads Spread Dangerous Misinformation About HIV Drugs
Advocacy groups are urging Facebook to remove advertisements that they say unfairly infer that the HIV/AIDS prevention Truvada PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is dangerous, an allegation they say could endanger the people who are most at risk of contracting the disease. More than 50 HIV/AIDs, LGBTQ and public health advocacy groups released a letter on Monday asking Facebook and Instagram to remove the ads from their platforms. The ads referred specifically to “Truvada PrEP” (the brand name for one of the medications, dtenofovir disoproxil fumarate, used as PrEP) and in some cases more generically to “PrE...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized health LGBTQ onetime Source Type: news

New ultra-miniaturized scope less invasive, produces higher quality images
(Johns Hopkins University) Johns Hopkins engineers have created a new lens-free ultra-miniaturized endoscope, the size of a few human hairs in width, that is less bulky and can produce higher quality images. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surviving Trauma: Stories of Pain and Possibility
Source: Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. Published: 12/4/2019. At the seventh annual Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Symposium held on December 4, 2019, Bloomberg School faculty and award-winning journalists from the Pulitzer Center shared their findings from trauma ’s frontlines and explored ways to heal its wounds. This one-hour, 35-minute recording features speakers who discussed survivors of traumatic events around the world, who endure devastating psychological effects—often without access to mental health services. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaste...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New treatment for brain tumors uses electrospun fiber
(University of Cincinnati) University of Cincinnati professor Andrew Steckl, working with researchers from Johns Hopkins University, developed a new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Steckl's Nanoelectronics Laboratory applied an industrial fabrication process called coaxial electrospinning to form drug-containing membranes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

2019 Global Forum: 2nd Annual: Global Forum on Scientific Advances Important to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
Source: Center for Health Security [Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health]. Published: 12/2/2019. This web page provides the agenda, information, and presentations from the second annual Global Forum on Scientific Advances Important to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, held on December 2, 2019. The forum was held to facilitate engagement between leading scientists and States Parties delegations to raise awareness about emerging biological capabilities, expand the community dedicated to bolstering nonproliferation norms, and explore solutions for biological weapons challenges. (Text) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenneth Dion Becomes Sigma President-Elect
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

National Foundation for Cancer Research conducts Salisbury Award Competition
(National Foundation for Cancer Research) The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) last Thursday, November 14, 2019, conducted its latest Salisbury Award Competition for Entrepreneurial Translational Research. Conducted over the course of the full day in Bethesda, Maryland, it culminated in the selection of the cancer research project presented by Emily Han-Chung Hsiue, M.D., and Jacqueline Douglass, graduate students at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, as its winner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Positive Impact on Parents and Their Children: the Chicago Parent Program at Johns Hopkins University
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Africa: This Is How Much It Will Cost to Realize the World We Want
[UNFPA] Nairobi, Kenya -It is possible to end preventable maternal deaths, cover all unmet needs for family planning and put a stop to gender-based violence, all within a decade. But it will cost the world a total of $264 billion, according to a joint study by UNFPA and Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with Victoria University, the University of Washington and Avenir Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation
(University of Maryland) In the first study of public health-related Facebook advertising, newly published in the journal Vaccine, researchers at the University of Maryland, the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University show that a small group of anti-vaccine ad buyers has successfully leveraged Facebook to reach targeted audiences and that the social media platform's efforts to improve transparency have actually led to the removal of ads promoting vaccination and communicating scientific findings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals urban hotspots of high-schoolers' opioid abuse
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much higher than the national average. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news