For blacks with respiratory ills, individual and neighborhood poverty yield worse outcomes

Research has shown that African Americans have worse health outcomes than non-Hispanic whites regarding respiratory illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now, a new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers reveals that much of this racial disparity can be explained by differences in the socioeconomic status of individuals and neighborhoods. The findings were […]

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Brain implants enable man to simultaneously control two prosthetic limbs with thoughts

In what is believed to be a medical first, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have enabled a quadriplegic man to control a pair of prosthetic arms with his mind. In January 2019, surgeons implanted six electrodes into the brain of Robert “Buz” Chmielewski during a […]

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Uncovering the mind-body connection of touch

Humans are born with the language of touch, and physical connection is essential to our development, growth and survival throughout life. An infant requires the protective embrace of a parent or caretaker to fully develop, learn trust, and make connections. University of Arizona researcher Dr. Katalin Gothard, born and trained as a medical doctor in […]

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