Tag: Johns Hopkins University

Infections increase risk of mood disorders

Contact: Michael Eriksen Benrós benros@ncrr.dk 45-26-25-52-39 Aarhus University New research shows that every third person who is diagnosed for the first time with a mood disorder has been admitted to hospital with an infection prior to the diagnosis New research shows that every third person who is diagnosed […]

Estrogen fuels autoimmune liver damage

Contact: Ekaterina Peshva epeshev1@jhmi.edu 410-502-9433 Johns Hopkins Medicine Johns Hopkins research in mice unravels mystery behind sex disparities in drug-induced hepatitis A life-threatening condition that often requires transplantation and accounts for half of all acute liver failures, autoimmune hepatitis is often precipitated by certain anesthetics and antibiotics. Researchers […]

Over-diagnosis and over-treatment of depression is common in the US

Contact: Natalie Wood-Wright nwoodwri@jhsph.edu 410-614-6029 Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Americans are over-diagnosed and over-treated for depression, according to a new study conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study examines adults with clinician-identified depression and individuals who experienced major depressive […]

High-fat ketogenic diet effectively treats persistent childhood seizures

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva epeshev1@jhmi.edu 410-516-4996 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions The high-fat ketogenic diet can dramatically reduce or completely eliminate debilitating seizures in most children with infantile spasms, whose seizures persist despite medication, according to a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study published online April […]

Mortality Rates Reduced among Children Whose Mothers Received Iron-folic Acid Supplements ( 31 percent reduction )

2009 study posted for filing Offspring whose mothers had been supplemented with iron-folic acid during pregnancy had dramatically reduced mortality through age 7, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers found that other supplement combinations, including the multiple micronutrient supplement, did not […]

Mandatory HPV vaccination is unwarranted and unwise

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Amy Molnar journalnews@bos.blackwellpublishing.net 201-748-8844 Wiley-Blackwell Article explores how mandate does not represent public health necessity Washington, D.C. – November 12, 2008 – The HPV vaccine, sold as Gardasil in the U.S., is intended to prevent four strains of the human papillomavirus, the […]

Incense is psychoactive: Scientists identify the biology behind the ceremony: burning Bosweilla alleviates anxiety and depression

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New study in the FASEB Journal shows how and why molecules released from burning incense in religious ceremonies alleviate anxiety and depression Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. […]

Study finds acute measles supresses HIV replication

Contact: Tim Parsons or Ming Tai paffairs@jhsph.edu 410-955-6878 Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Study finds acute measles supresses HIV replication Replication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is briefly suppressed during acute measles, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A […]