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Homing in on Asthma

Homing in on Asthma

Researchers want to know why asthma seems to especially target inner-city  children. Could indoor pollution— caused by tobacco smoke, mice, cockroaches, gas stoves and pets—be a reason?

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In Abu Dhabi, Public Health in a Hurry

Public Health in Abu Dhabi

HAAD is moving quickly to build a public health infrastructure to tackle the chronic disease problems, manage the health care system and handle other critical issues.

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Virginity Pledges Can Mean Less...

Virginity Pledges: Protection or Not?

The notion of fresh-faced teens pledging chastity until marriage through abstinence-promoting programs may be comforting to many adults. But it may be false comfort, according to a recent study.

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A World of Hurt: Global Injuries

A World of Hurt: Global Injuries

Unsafe stoves, uncovered wells, and kerosene stored in soda bottles—these and other risks exact a horrific toll on children in developing countries. What’s the best way to prevent injuries?

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Hope in the Time of Cholera

Hope in the Time of Cholera

Zimbabwe’s recent cholera outbreak that claimed more than 4,300 lives is a textbook example of why good government is essential to good public health.

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You Are What You Drink

You Are What You Drink

Cutting back on sugary, high-calorie soft drinks and fruit drinks can help you lose weight over time, according to a new study by Benjamin Caballero.

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A Presidential Visit

A Presidential Visit

In a whirlwind, first visit on March 11, Hopkins’ new president, Ronald J. Daniels, glimpsed the intensity of the Bloomberg School mission and met the people who make it happen.

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Going Molecular on Mosquitoes

Going Molecular on Mosquitoes

Two new pieces of the malaria puzzle have been discovered by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI). Both target the transmission cycle inside the mosquito.

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News to Live By

Multiples and mothers’ depression risk; a geography of food; and grandparent care.

Marking a Milestone

A December 2008 conference marked the anniversary of a human rights milestone.

Better Odds for Surviving Childbirth

Misoprostol could save many of the half million Indian women who annually die in childbirth.

Moving Up: New Honors for New Leaders

Congratulate Karen Bandeen-Roche, William Eaton and Jane Schlegel on their appointments.

Soledad: the Humanitarian

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien received the Goodermote Humanitarian Award on November 18.

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Meet H1N1

Meet H1N1

Virologist Andrew Pekosz provides an intro to the H1N1 virus, what makes it dangerous, and what those H's and N?s are all about.

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