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Survey: more than half of US gun owners do not safely store their guns

More than half of gun owners do not safely store all their guns, according to a new survey of 1,444 U.S. gun owners conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The survey, believed to be the first nationally representative sample in 15 years to examine gun storage practices in U.S. Show More Summary

E-cigarette vapor contains potentially unsafe levels of chromium, nickel and lead

New research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that a number of e-cigarette vapors contain unsafe levels of toxic metals, including lead and chromium. It is suspected that blame lies with e-cigarette heating...Show More Summary

Study: Lead and other toxic metals found in e-cigarette 'vapors'

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

NIH Funding Fewer Clinical Trials, Study Suggests

The number of clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health has declined since 2005, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During the same period, average trial sizes were observed to be smaller with only 10 percent of trials enrolling more than 500 participants.

Hearing loss linked to poor nutrition in early childhood, study suggests

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better- nourished peers, a new study suggests.

Farmed seafood and livestock stack up differently using alternate feed efficiency measure

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future found that, contrary to widely held assumptions, farmed fish and shrimp convert protein and calories in feed to edible seafood at rates similar to livestock (i.e., cattle, pigs, and chickens). Show More Summary

Farmed seafood and livestock stack up differently using alternate feed efficiency measure

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future found that, contrary to widely held assumptions, farmed fish and shrimp convert protein and calories in feed to edible seafood at rates similar to livestock (i.e., cattle, pigs, and chickens)

Prosecuting background check and straw purchase violations depends on state laws

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Study examined prosecutions following tougher sentencing for 'straw arm' purchases in Pennsylvania and a Maryland court decision that redefined private firearm transfers.

Prosecuting Background Check and Straw Purchase Violations Depends on State Laws

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that prosecutions in Pennsylvania for violating the state's straw purchase law increased by nearly 16 times following the 2012 passage of a law requiring a mandatory minimum five-year sentence for individuals convicted of multiple straw purchase violations. Show More Summary

Daniel Webster Named First Bloomberg Professor of American Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed a leading national expert in gun violence prevention, Daniel Webster, as its first Bloomberg Professor of American Health, an endowed position supported by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.

Report: 'Food Desert' Gets a Name Change in Response to Baltimore Community Feedback

In a new report, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future (CLF) detail the rationale behind replacing the term "food desert" with "Healthy Food Priority Areas." The report, which...Show More Summary

Perspective: Let's Put the 'Ph' Back in Science PhD Programs

Today's graduate biomedical science education system is in need of comprehensive reform, two researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health argue in a new paper.

Diet Rich in Apples and Tomatoes May Help Repair Lungs of Ex-Smokers, Study Suggests

A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking.

Diet rich in apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking.

Warning Labels Can Help Reduce Soda Consumption and Obesity, New Study Suggests

Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can lower obesity and overweight prevalence, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.

Common fungus helps dengue virus thrive in mosquitoes

A species of fungus that lives in the gut of some Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increases the ability of dengue virus to survive in the insects, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The fungus exerts this effect by reducing the production and activity of digestive enzymes in the mosquitoes.

Common fungus helps dengue virus thrive in mosquitoes

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A species of fungus that lives in the gut of some Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increases the ability of dengue virus to survive in the insects, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Children on sex offender registries at greater risk for suicide attempts, study suggests

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children who were legally required to register as sex offenders were at greater...Show More Summary

Children on Sex Offender Registries at Greater Risk for Suicide Attempts, Study Suggests

A new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children who were legally required to register as sex offenders were at greater risk for harm, including suicide attempts and sexual assault, compared to a group of children who engaged in harmful or illegal sexual behavior but who were not required to register.

Opioid Crisis: Criminal Justice Referrals Miss Treatment Opportunities, Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that under 5 percent of those referred for opioid treatment from the criminal justice system were directed to medication-assisted programs to treat their disorder.

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