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Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes Cases Have Doubled Over Twenty Years
2014-04-16 03:00:23

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Alarming Increases in Blacks, Hispanics and the Elderly; Obesity Partly to Blame Cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States have nearly doubled since 1988, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with obesity apparently to blame for the surge. The researchers also found that the burden of the disease has not hit all groups equally, with alarming increases in diabetes in blacks, Hispanics...

2014-03-19 08:30:44

BALTIMORE, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health- Health Advisory Board member and construction developer Ken Banks has teamed up with investigators from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to find a practical construction-based solution to a global public health problem. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is ranked no. 1 by U.S. News & World Report and has held this ranking for the past twenty years. Dr....

2014-02-27 08:30:36

Program Will Focus on 1- to 4-year-olds in Bangladesh, Where Drowning is the Leading Cause of Death Among Children DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $10 million commitment to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 to 4. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Drowning Prevention Project will initially focus on Bangladesh, where drowning is the leading cause of death among children. Every year in Bangladesh, 12,000...

2013-12-11 13:07:14

SDSU research finds people are more likely to want to quit smoking when celebrities with cancer make headlines. Millions of people will make a resolution to quit smoking around Jan. 1, but a new study suggests an even more powerful motivator than New Year’s resolutions: celebrity cancer diagnoses. In a study published this week in Preventive Medicine, researchers from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, the University of North Carolina and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

2013-11-15 10:47:15

A new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls into question whether existing federal and voluntary standards for alcohol advertisements curtail potentially damaging content and protect public health. The researchers examined nearly 1,800 different ads for beer, spirits and alcopops that appeared between 2008 and 2010 in national magazines; they found that while the ads largely adhered to existing regulations...

2013-11-04 23:19:54

Alliance provides MWH offices and clients extended knowledge base and laboratory capabilities Broomfield, Colorado (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 MWH, the global wet infrastructure sector leader and provider of strategic consulting, environmental engineering and construction services, announced today a formal research alliance with Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health to enhance the company’s global client research capabilities. As part of the alliance, the Research...

2013-05-21 23:24:59

With Lyme disease the fastest growing vector-borne illness in the nation, the urgency of advancing research is greater than ever before. Lyme Research Alliance is awarding half a million dollars to fund six promising studies to find a reliable diagnostic test and effective treatment options for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), one of the nation´s leading private funders of Lyme disease research, today announced it...

2013-05-21 23:03:18

In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for CKD progression and transplant failure. Now, a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Dayton Children´s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University has found a possible similar effect in children with kidney disease who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for...

2013-05-15 13:02:05

While global attention has for decades been focused on reducing maternal mortality, population-based data on other causes of death among women of reproductive age has been virtually non-existent. A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that non-communicable diseases accounted for 48 percent of 1,107 investigated female deaths in rural Bangladesh between 2002 and 2007. The findings lend urgency to review global health priorities to address...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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