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Wastewater surveillance can alert researchers to potential COVID outbreaks, often detecting cases before symptoms arise. This tool may have the potential to track other disease outbreaks as well.
Public Health Through the Lens of Justice
The new issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health looks at public health through the lens of justice, illuminating efforts to break down fundamental barriers to health. Plus: the health risks of beauty salons, a practical guide for talking to vaccine-hesitant parents, and the age of antivirals.
Public Health On Call
An award-winning podcast covering the latest on COVID as well as other urgent public health issues including racism, gun violence, mental health, climate change, and overdose.
The Vulnerability of Health Care in Conflict: Ukraine and Beyond
Public health leaders are providing context and calling for action in response to the violence against hospitals, medical personnel, and other health care workers in ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, Myanmar, Tigray, and elsewhere.
How Do mRNA Vaccines Work? Here's What You Should Know
Messenger RNA—or mRNA—vaccines have been in development for decades, and are now approved for use against COVID-19.
Here's how they work and what you should know about them.
What is Alzheimer's Disease and Why Does it Happen? What Can You Do to Take Preventive Measures?
Affecting about 44 million people globally, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It could begin progressing 20 years or more before symptoms become apparent.
Though we're still learning about this disease, experts believe there are things you can do to be proactive about your brain health—and potentially prevent Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
In the News
The process involves filing an application with the state court system at the county level, stating that a person “is likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others” as defined in part 9.39 of State Mental Hygiene Law.
Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases and at-home test results are a few reasons why experts think the current case numbers may be big underestimations.
The U.S. is in a fifth COVID wave, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t second booster vaccines available to all Americans?
For those who are eligible, is a second booster worth it? And are those who are ineligible missing out—especially during a fifth COVID wave, with yet another predicted by the White House this fall and winter?