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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5


Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday, another step toward shots for the littlest kids possibly beginning in early summer.

The Washington Post

Pfizer covid shot 80 percent effective in younger kids, early data shows

Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, said Monday that an early analysis showed their three-dose coronavirus vaccine regimen triggered a strong immune response in young children, proving 80 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in children 6 months to 4 years old.