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Study: Ambulance ride may lower survival chance for some injuries
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that for some types of injury, an ambulance may not be the best option for hospital transportation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

Researchers Had Duty Of Care In Lead Abatement Study, Split Maryland Panel Rules
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A split panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Sept. 6 reversed a trial court ruling and concluded that the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and parties affiliated with Johns Hopkins University had a special relationship with the sibling of a girl who was a participant in a lead-paint abatement study in the 1990s and that they owed the sibling a duty of care (Ashley Partlow v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Nos. 44 and 530, Sept. Term, Md. Spec. App.; 2017 Md. App. LEXIS 906). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

DNA triggers shape-shifting in hydrogels, opening a new way to make 'soft robots'
(Johns Hopkins University) Biochemical engineers at the Johns Hopkins University have used sequences of DNA molecules to induce shape-changing in water-based gels, demonstrating a new tactic to produce 'soft' robots and " smart " medical devices that do not rely on cumbersome wires, batteries or tethers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

$3 million collaboration to develop new approaches for HIV therapy
(University of Liverpool) A collaboration between the University of Liverpool and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) has been awarded a further $3m ( £ 2.2m) to develop sophisticated new medicines for HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Honor that Special Nurse Who Touched Your Life or Your Heart  
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Children with asthma in cities should live by parks
Researchers from John Hopkins University studied children in Baltimore, Maryland, who had severe asthma. They compared the children's symptoms to their proximity to a park or green space in the city. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Long-term opioid prescription use spikes during 16-year period
A study by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health found that long-term opioid prescription use increased threefold between 1999 and 2014. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term opioid prescription use jumps threefold over 16-year period, study suggests
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that opioid prescription use increased significantly between 1999 and 2014, and that much of that increase stemmed from patients who'd been taking their medication for 90 days or longer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baltimore Food System Resilience Advisory Report
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. 08/2017 This 168-page report assesses factors that can predict the Baltimore food system's resilience, including pre-event system functioning; hazards likely to impact Baltimore's food system; vulnerable people, places, and resources; preparedness among communities, food providers, and government agencies; and social capital in communities. It finds that smaller food businesses, including farmers, and local non-profit food assistance organizations may particularly lack preparedness for disasters, and do not all have resources needed to plan for emergencies. (PDF)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

These are the 5 largest patent recipients in Maryland
Johns Hopkins University remains the leading patent recipient in the state of Maryland. The private research institution obtained 150 patents in 2016, up 17 from last year. The University System of Maryland bumped up to the No. 3 spot on this year's List of patents obtained in Maryland, receiving 62 patents in 2016. Below, you can see the top five entities that made this year's List of patents obtained in Maryland. The List is ranked by the number of patents issued to each company/entity in Maryland… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Maria Sieron Source Type: news

Honor that Special Nurse Who Touched Your Life or Your Heart  
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Electrical nerve-block research aims at asthma, heart failure
(Case Western Reserve University) Biomedical engineering researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, are refining more than 15 years of work on an electrical nerve-block implant, focusing their next step on new applications related to treating asthma and heart failure. The research builds on applications already in use for pain management and was bolstered recently by a four-year, $2 million National Institutes of Health grant. The research will be conducted in collaboration with teams at UCLA and Johns Hopkins University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Final Hours to Vote - Evening With The Stars Nominations End Today
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Physical activity in midlife not linked to cognitive fitness in later years, long-term study shows
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers that tracked activity levels of 646 adults over 30 years found that, contrary to previous research, exercise in mid-life was not linked to cognitive fitness in later years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ICU patients who survive ARDS may suffer from prolonged post-intensive care syndrome
(Intermountain Medical Center) New study of 645 ARDS survivors by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Utah, has identified subgroups of ARDS survivors who suffer what's been called post-intensive care syndrome, a collection of symptoms that can linger for years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Immunization / New Faculty / Saudi Arabian DNP Graduates
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins materials scientists probe a protein's role in speeding Ebola's spread
(Johns Hopkins University) Scientists have pinpointed how a tiny protein seems to make the deadly Ebola virus particularly contagious. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher rural suicide rates driven by use of guns
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state's urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mapping the brain, neuron by neuron
(Johns Hopkins University) A mathematician and computer scientist joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Review: Cholera vaccines effective for adults, much less so for children
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new review of the research literature led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but provide significantly less protection for children under age 5, a population particularly at risk for dying from this diarrheal disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CCP program in Nigeria increases modern contraceptive use, study suggests
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Over a four-year period, new research suggests, a program led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in six large Nigerian cities was associated with a 10 percentage- point increase in the use of modern contraceptive methods and a similar increase in the desire of women to have fewer children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Who Has Your Vote? Evening With The Stars Nominations End August 28
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 2, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Leftover opioids are a common dilemma for surgery patients
Research by Johns Hopkins University found between 67 and 92 percent of patients do not use their full prescription. But fewer than 10 percent of them will dispose of the highly addictive leftovers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Interested in Helping Parents and Their Young Children? Registration Extended until August 7.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 2, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

P-values, hypotheses and inference ... new appraoches to reproducibility at JSM 2017
(American Statistical Association) Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University; Blake McShane, associate professor of marketing at Northwestern University; and Jeffrey Leek, associate professor in the department of biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, will present new approaches to addressing the 'reproducibility crisis' at the 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Chronic Disease / Pediatrics
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes
MONDAY, July 24, 2017 -- Most primary care doctors can't identify all 11 risk factors for prediabetes, a small new survey finds. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University said their findings should prompt doctors to learn more about this condition... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Saliva as good as blood for diagnosing hepatitis E, study suggests
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A saliva test developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Are You Interested in Helping Parents and Their Young Children?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clinical trial examines tramadol to treat opioid withdrawal
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found the drug tramadol, when combined with other therapies, may be effective for treating opioid withdrawal. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers create method to more accurately determine cell age
A new method developed by a Johns Hopkins University-led research team can more accurately determine cell age than traditional methods. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Method determines cell age more accurately, could help elderly patients
(Johns Hopkins University) Researchers are reporting progress in developing a method to accurately determine the functional age of cells, a step that could eventually help clinicians recommend ways to delay some health effects of aging and potentially improve treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Religious leaders get high on magic mushrooms ingredient – for science
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore enlists priests, rabbis and a Buddhist to test the effects of psychedelic drugs on religious experienceA Catholic priest, a Rabbi and a Buddhist walk into a bar and order some magic mushrooms. It may sound like the first line of a bad joke, but this scenario is playing out in one of the first scientific investigations into the effects of psychedelic drugs on religious experience – albeit in a laboratory rather than a bar.Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have enlisted two dozen religious leaders from a wide range of denominations, to participate in a study in wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Drugs Science Religion World news US news Source Type: news

Who Has Your Vote? We Want Your Evening With The Stars Nominations.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clinical Experience Focus of Revamped DNP Curriculum Clinical Experience Focus of Revamped DNP Curriculum
The fresh approach will offer clinical experience throughout the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program at Johns Hopkins University to give students time to learn more theory and apply it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Newly Launched Program
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

6 surgical robots that will surprise you
[Image from unsplash.com]Researchers around the globe have created surgical robots for solutions to procedures that are generally invasive and time-consuming. Whether its eye surgery or even finding a vein to draw blood, healthcare practitioners face daunting tasks, but robots have made these procedures easier (as easy as the DaVinci makes it look when peeling a grape and stitching it back together). From robots that locate veins and draw blood to a robotic drill that drills into the skin 50 times faster than standard procedures, here are 6 surgical robots that are innovating surgery and healthcare. Next>> The post ...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Imaging Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Research & Development Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical Ultrasound Beijing Tinavi Medical Technology cochlear implant cranial surgery Johns Hopkins University MedTech Phe Source Type: news

JHU alumni-run A-Level Capital to support AI-powered drug discovery at Insilico Medicine
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine, Inc, announced an investment from A-Level Capital. A-Level Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund founded by the JHU alumni and students to support innovative businesses started and lead by alumni, students and staff of the Johns Hopkins University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news