Press Release Archive

2018

Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 4, 2018
Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking Cannabis For Infrequent Users

Johns Hopkins Medicine - November 27, 2018
Study Affirms Challenges in Managing Severe Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
Findings underscore need to find alternatives and supplements to opioids, researchers say

Johns Hopkins Medicine - November 2, 2018
4-Year Johns Hopkins Study Improves East Baltimore Health, Saves $113 Million
Accomplishments of federally funded pilot program published today in JAMA Network Open

Johns Hopkins Medicine - October 17, 2018
Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s Not for Everyone
Patients with late-onset Alzheimer’s may show some long-term benefit, but none for early-onset

Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 26, 2018
Reclassification Recommendations for Drug in ‘Magic Mushrooms’
If phase III clinical trials are successful, researchers suggest categorizing the drug as schedule IV

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - September 6, 2018
More Daytime Sleepiness, More Alzheimer’s Disease?
Excessive daytime sleepiness linked with brain protein involved in memory-robbing disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 13, 2018
Surprise Finding: For Very Sick Elderly, Lighter Sedation Won’t Drop Risk of Postoperative Delirium, Study Suggests
For healthier adults, however, deep sedation doubles risk for delirium after surgery

Johns Hopkins Medicine - July 18, 2018
Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Associated with Manic Episodes

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 22, 2018
‘Depression Education’ Effective For Some Teens

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 16, 2018
Evening Hours May Pose Higher Risk for Overeating, Especially When Under Stress, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 3, 2018
Rare Forms of ‘Thunder’ Protein May Be Linked to Schizophrenia
Epilepsy drug reverses anti-social behaviors in mice with genes that produce variant proteins

2017

Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 18, 2017
How Electroconvulsive Therapy Relieves Depression Per Animal Experiments

Johns Hopkins Medicine - November 27, 2017
'Negative Emotions' Linked to Higher Rates of Opioid Use in Sickle Cell Disease

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - October 24, 2017
Blood-Based Epigenetic Research May Hold Clues to Autism Biology, Study Suggests
Researchers mine epigenetic data to reveal immune-response pathways that might prove critical to understanding autism

Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 20, 2017
Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 18, 2017
Genetically Altered Mice Bear Some Hallmarks of Human Bipolar Behavior
Study shows the behavior responds to lithium treatment, just as used in people with the disorder

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - September 7, 2017
Long-Term Opioid Prescription Use Jumps Threefold Over 16-Year Period, Large-Scale Study Suggests
Overall increase driven by patients taking opioid medication for 90 days or longer

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 22, 2017
Brain’s Self-Regulation in Teens at Risk for Obesity
Study uses fMRI brain scans to document relationship between neural activity and risk for obesity

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - August 17, 2017
Higher Rural Suicide Rates Driven by Use of Guns
Rural suicide rates in Maryland, 35 percent higher than urban rates, can be traced to significantly higher use of firearms in rural areas

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 14, 2017
Brain Scan Study Adds to Evidence That Lower Brain Serotonin Levels are Linked to Dementia
Results suggest serotonin loss may be a key player in cognitive decline, not just a side-effect of Alzheimer’s disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine - July 10, 2017
On-Site Ecstasy Pill-Testing Services May Reduce User Risks at Concerts and Raves
Study also shows that so-called purer form of MDMA called Molly rarely is

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 12, 2017
Study Calls for Use of Better Outcome Measures in Clinical Trials for Fragile X Syndrome and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Johns Hopkins Medicine - May 8, 2017
James Potash Named Henry Phipps Professor and Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health – March 22,, 2017
Loss of Spouse or Partner to Suicide Linked to Physical, Mental Disorders
Large-scale study finds many risks may persist five years out

Johns Hopkins Medicine – March 14, 2017
Low Levels of ‘Anti-Anxiety’ Hormone Linked to Postpartum Depression
Effect measured in women already diagnosed with mood disorders

Johns Hopkins Medicine – February 2, 2017
Study Affirms That Cocaine Makes Users More Likely To Risk Unsafe Sex
Results reinforce need to provide condoms to drug users, researchers say