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Pandemics and Climate Change Present Opportunity for Insurers

The shoe may eventually be placed on the other foot for the U.S. This nation has a long-standing tradition of innovating products and ideas – particularly insurance products – and then exporting them to other countries. Now the U.S. may …

Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.: Study

Medical errors in the U.S. account for more than 250,000 deaths per year, which makes them the third leading cause of death in the country, according to researcher at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Johns Hopkins patient safety …

For Victims, Johns Hopkins Settlement Marks a Step in Recovery

Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news last Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to …

Johns Hopkins Health System to Pay $190M to Settle Hidden Camera Lawsuit

Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a lawsuit on behalf of at least 8,500 women whose pelvic exams were secretly recorded by a gynecologist who later committed suicide. The Baltimore hospital said the settlement will be …

Why Scientists Are Causing Earthquakes

Earthquakes never occur when needed so a team led by Johns Hopkins structural engineers is shaking up a building themselves in the name of science and safety. Using massive moving platforms and an array of sensors and cameras, the researchers …

Top 10 Alcohol Brands of Underage Drinkers

A relatively small number of alcohol brands dominate underage youth alcohol consumption, according to a new report from researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins …

Is It Time for Permanent Yearly Calendar, Single Time Zone?

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still — at least when it comes to the yearly calendar. Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist in the Krieger School …

Safety Checklist Eliminated Infections, Reduced Hospital Deaths

A Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units throughout Michigan appears to have also reduced deaths by 10 percent, a new study suggests. Although prior research showed a major reduction in central-line related …