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Report: About 40 Percent Of U.S. Food Supply Is Wasted, But Most Americans Believe They Don’t Waste Much

The research, from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, reveals that about three-quarters of Americans believe they’re wasting less food than the national average.

06/11/2015

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Study: Which Diets Actually Work?

Researchers from Johns Hopkins say they looked at 11 programs to compare weight loss, adherence and possible harm.

04/07/2015

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Study: Babies Learn Best When They’re Surprised

“The infants’ behaviors are not merely reflexive responses to the novelty of surprising outcomes but instead reflect deeper attempts to learn about aspects of the world that failed to accord with expectations,” said Aimee Stahl, the study’s lead author.

04/03/2015

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Study: Drinking Coffee Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack

The report found those who drank coffee had a lower risk of having calcium deposits in their coronoary arteries, which is one of the best predictors of heart disease.

03/03/2015

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Social Services Improve Attendance Rates Among Low-Income Students

Communities in Schools brings a site coordinator trained in education and social work into schools with predominantly poor kids. Attendance has improved in most cases.

09/10/2014

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Study: The Family You’re Born Into Often Determines Your Fate

That’s the sobering conclusion of a groundbreaking study out of Johns Hopkins University that followed nearly 800 kids over 25 years.

08/08/2014

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Put Down The Bleach Wipes! Exposure To Allergens And Bacteria During Infancy Might Prevent Wheezing, Allergies

The presence of mouse and cat dander and (ugh) roach droppings within the first year of the child’s life actually seemed to offer that child protection from allergies.

06/09/2014

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Data Indicates High School Graduation Rates Are Up

High school graduation is up. Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, we can track transfer students and also break down graduation rates by states and income.

05/26/2014

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Put Down The Wine: Antioxidant Resveratrol Might Not Be So Beneficial After All

A glass of red wine a day might not actually keep the doctor away.

05/13/2014

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A Deadly Heart Condition

Researchers say arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy may be a deadly heart condition.

08/02/2013

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Study: Depression May Be Overdiagnosed And Overtreated

New research shows that most people diagnosed with depression do not actually meet the criteria for the illness.

05/01/2013

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Goggles To Diagnose Strokes

We often have to do CT scans or MRIs to check for strokes but researchers at Johns Hopkins believe they have a much more simple bedside alternative.

03/13/2013

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Testing For Ovarian Cancer

There is new information from Johns Hopkins about a test that can detect ovarian cancer with the pap smear.

01/16/2013

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Brilliance Not Age-Related

Jack Andraka, at 14, began looking for a simple way to detect pancreatic cancer, motivated as I was by someone about whom he cared. It’s been successful in experiments but still needs validation.

09/24/2012

MLB Unveils Fan Cave

Gordon Mack Went From Designing Roller Coasters To The MLB Fancave

A Bethlehem man spends his days and nights at the MLB Fan Cave in New York.

05/16/2012

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