Our society perpetuates the stigma associated with substance use and addiction. The disapproval of the topic negatively impacts public health interventions; in turn, those suffering from addiction and their relatives addiction find themselves in difficult financial and medical situations. This article looks into how stigma is based on assumptions and, or, preconceptions about an issue, […]
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July 7, 2017
Martin Shkreli’s Trial Shines Light on U.S. Healthcare Debate By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Nicknamed “Pharma Bro,” Martin Shkreli is on trial in the United States this week. Gerard Anderson provides insight into pharmaceutical greed and the healthcare debate in this article.
July 5, 2017
How Fracking Leads to Babies: Huge Surge in Births Among Families Who Earn a Lucrative Income Drilling Sites By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The fracking boom in America seems to be driving an increase in birthrates, a new study claims. Although overall fertility rates have fallen nationwide, the birthrate among families working on lucrative fracking sites has risen. Donna Strobino provides insight within this article.
July 5, 2017
US fertility rate hits historic low, data shows By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
In the United States, the number of women giving birth has reached a historic low. Women in their 20s are having fewer babies than before, yet while women in their 30s and 40s are increasingly having babies, this is not enough to offset the overall birthrate decline. The birthrate compared to last year has fallen […]
July 3, 2017
Anne Burke awarded a 2017 Discovery Award By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Hopkins Population Center Associate Anne Burke was awarded with a 2017 Discovery Award for her research titled Virtual Training to Increase Pediatric Self-efficacy and Skill in Intrauterine Device Placement: Continuing Education Without Compromising Patient Study.
July 3, 2017
Andreea Creanga awarded with a 2017 Discovery Award By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Hopkins Population Center Associate Andreea Creanga was awarded with a 2017 Discovery Award for her research titled Development of a maternal early warning trigger tool for early recognition of severe maternal morbidity.
June 30, 2017
Why the world should pay attention to America’s civil war over healthcare By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The proposed changes to the U.S. healthcare system defy comparison to the limited privatization that exists in Britain, for example. The “social fabric,” Gerard Anderson states, is very different between the U.S. and Britain, and this exposes “a lack of social solidarity.” Gerard Anderson provides further insight.
June 30, 2017
The U.S. fertility rate just hit a historic low. Why some demographers are freaking out. By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The United States is experiencing a baby crisis. Because birthrate is one of the strongest measures of a country’s demographic health, the declining birthrate is concerning experts. Donna Strobino is quoted in this article, offering insight onto how millennials are playing a role in this trend.
June 26, 2017
Trump administration signals initial steps to deal with drug prices By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The noted effort by the Trump administration would likely have a limited impact, affecting prices of older drugs whose patents and exclusivity have expired and lack competitors. In contrast, the major driver of drug spending growth in 2016 was new brands that had been on the market for less than 2 years, according to a […]
June 21, 2017
Johns Hopkins In-Home Aging Program Shows Big Results By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Sarah Szanton is quoted in an article discussing the success of CAPABLE, a program run by the JHU School of Nursing that aims to keep seniors at home and out of hospital and outpatient centers.