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Hopkins gets $10 million federal grant to continue efforts to control, end malaria

Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute will continue its efforts to control and eliminate malaria in Africa with a seven-year, $10 million federal grant.

The funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases follows a previous seven-year grants that was used by researchers from Hopkins in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Africa.

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Eating for your genes

A nutritionist from University of Maryland Medical System regularly provides a post to the Picture of Health blog. The latest post is from dietetic intern Danielle Felber.

We all have that friend who can eat whatever she wants without gaining a pound. Meanwhile, you heroically nibble on your salad in order to fit into those jeans you've outgrown. Don't blame the jeans, blame your genes.

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Irregular heartbeat can lead to other health complications

Three to five million Americans have atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat. That number is expected to increase significantly in the next decade. If left untreated an irregular heartbeat can cause life-altering complications over time. But Dr. M.

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Injuries from products in the nursery are common

More than 66,000 children under 3 years old end up in the emergency room each year after suffering injuries from accidents in the nursery, according to a long-running study recently published in the journal Pediatrics. Injuries also increased nearly 25 percent in the past eight years of the 20-year study, which ended in December 2011.

Dr.

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Disparities persist in health of Marylanders, ranking says

Baltimore is the least healthy jurisdiction in Maryland followed by several Eastern Shore counties, according to an annual ranking that has changed little over the past several years despite improvements in some of the city's worst statistics.

Wealthier suburban counties such as Montgomery and Howard were ranked as the healthiest in the state.

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Former national drug czar to join Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health

The former U.S. drug czar will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a distinguished policy scholar.

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