The Fall 2013 issue digs deep to expose asthma's twisted roots; outlines lessons for global health communications in the digital era; exposes the modern-day scourge of dowry violence in India; and transports readers to a summer camp on the Rez where kids are mentored by pro athletes and film stars. Also, the Dean poses big questions about how the chemical sea in which we live affects health.
For anyone still operating under the assumption that surgery isn't public health, this issue is a must-read. Other provocative subjects include HPV-the virus that owns the world-and a massive cleanup of the Ganges River. Also, learn about the IT trend to find high-risk patients by combing electronic records, and see how new lab spaces are allowing investigators to go where none have gone before. (Bacteria, beware!) In addition: Syrian refugees, arsenic in chicken, and more.
This special issue is about humanity's most intimate, democratic adversary. Whether it's from the 30,000-foot population level or a painfully personal perspective, public health experts must engage daily with death to save lives. Read how researchers and practitioners probe, investigate, understand and fight death.
With a cover story about inflammation-the body's friendly fire-and a dean's letter entitled "The Road to Hell," this issue serves up some sizzling topics in public health. Among the features sure to inspire heated debate: confronting older drivers about giving up the car keys; and the tough task of spreading the test-and-treat HIV message among MSM. Plus: therapy for traumatized Burmese migrants, gene-tweaking scientists from Tamil Nadu, Liberian health, education's new era, and the discovery of an X factor.
In this issue: Adult diseases taking root in utero and in early childhood; an award-winning program to prevent suicide among Native-American youth; the "reason versus rage" debate in child sexual abuse. And check out stories on International Health's Bob Gilman's multigenerational network of researchers in Peru, West-African voices against malaria; original thinking in obesity research, protecting doctors in war zones and more.
mHealth. Big Data. Tech Transfer. Glorious gadgets. This special issue describes the high- and low-tech tools that are revolutionizing public health. Plus: Public health legends share their visions (and concerns) for where technology can take us.
Learn in this issue what it's like to grow old with HIV, how to survive the stresses of adolescent tumult, why public health must confront five challenges from peak oil, how the Department of International Health made a difference in its first 50 years, why 9/11 changed public health forever. Plus stories on: the 7 billionth person, youth gamblers, bacteria vs. malaria, ATV dangers, and more.
This issue: revolutionizing infectious disease research to acknowledge sex-based differences; the whole-school approach to stop bullying; "disaster scientists"; and the day all health breaks loose. Plus: sensing seniors' functional abilities; Cuba organica; neglected tropical diseases; emirs for change; and Chicago's heat in 2090.
Promising approaches for elimination and eradication of malaria; looming threats, such as drug resistance; and personal, frontline experiences from scientists and citizens. Plus, the search for new antimalarials, an up-close look at a malaria clinic in Macha, Zambia, and more.
In this issue, how trauma survivors can regain more than just physical health; changing the obesity landscape; and extracting salt from the food supply. Plus, survivor satisfaction in Haiti; the elegant worm; online thinspiration; and better delivery systems for vaccines.
What's the future of public health research? Discover the top 20 research challenges for the coming decade. Plus, family planning; the origins of health disparities; questions about Haiti; and wondrous adolescence.
In this issue: JiVitA researchers discover how micronutrients can save mothers and babies in South Asia; the technological revolution in public health; sleep as a public health tool and the inside story of the fight to eradicate smallpox.
Delivering inexpensive and science-based mental health care in developing countries; a special report on H1N1; the role of basic science in public health; why the U.S. minimum legal drinking age should not be lowered; keeping Howard County healthy; and more.
Stemming the trade in illegal guns, the quest for a universal flu vaccine, backpack health workers in Burma and more stories that illuminate the road to global public health.
"You can't save lives, if you don't talk about sex." This single theme guided this special issue that explores the connections between sex and health. Articles, essays, illustrations and images shed light on everything from male contraceptives, to HIV, sex workers, early marriage, adolescent risk-taking, female genital mutilation, lesbian health, and clashing political and research agendas.
The U.S. health care system. America's brownfields. The population bomb. Compelling research stories that reflect on public health locally, nationally and globally.
From an in-depth look at aging and health, to one man's quest to stop TB, a graphic investigation into how DNA shapes the health of populations, and more, this issue of Johns Hopkins Public Health chronicles the cell-to-society research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
More people than ever before are living-and dying-in cities. In this special report, we detail strategies for confronting deep-rooted problems like chronic illness and gun violence that challenge our cities.
Can Africa's boundless potential overcome age-old barriers to health? New technology and expanding health education and research make some think that Africa's moment has arrived.
Relying on satellites, computers, African hunters and even the humble chicken, researchers are building disease warning systems to catch viruses on the verge of sparking epidemics.
The immense diversity of the world's Muslims means public health practitioners must craft solutions that are unique to regions, cultures and villages from Karachi to London and all points in between.
Mining secrets from the infinitesimal worlds of DNA, proteins and viruses, bench scientists at the Bloomberg School are discovering new solutions for global health.
From the eradication of smallpox to the latest research on malaria, Saving Lives Millions at a Time explains the global reach and vital importance of public health. Excerpts from the book are included in this special magazine section.
A mysterious respiratory ailment that broke out in southern China quickly sparked a global epidemic. How has SARS changed the future of public health?
By 2030, Nicotiana tabacum will kill more people than any other cause, experts predict. Jonathan Samet and the Institute for Global Tobacco Control are using science and education to slow this raging epidemic.
Two decades into the asthma epidemic, little is known about what causes asthma or how to prevent it. Researchers aim to revolutionize asthma science on both counts.
As the nation prepares itself for future terrorist attacks, the questions are endless and the answers elusive. How can American cities prevent or, if need be, respond to a man-made smallpox epidemic, a sudden outbreak of tularemia, a bomb studded with radioactive material, or a poisoned water supply?
A lone voice in bioterrorism preparedness for years, the School's Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies faces its first real-life threat.
Braving disease, death, and violence, public health researchers risk their lives to save others'. Seven researchers at the School share their stories.
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