Category Archives: Johns Hopkins University

A mosquito emoji for public health awareness takes flight

Byte-sized bug is among 157 new characters approved for release in June The mosquito emoji is coming to your smartphone this summer. The Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit governing body responsible for determining which emoji are added each year, announced in a blog post Wednesday that it had approved 157 new characters for release in June 2018. The new emoji are… Read More »

Severe, lingering symptoms seen in some patients after Lyme disease treatment

Johns Hopkins researchers find evidence of prolonged fatigue, depression, and pain for some patients In a study of 61 people treated for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, Johns Hopkins researchers conclude that fatigue, pain, insomnia, and depression do indeed persist over long periods of time for some people, despite largely normal physical exams and clinical laboratory testing.… Read More »

Two Johns Hopkins researchers elected to National Academy of Engineering

Jennifer Elisseeff, Charles Meneveau among 99 recognized for their ‘outstanding contributions’ Two Johns Hopkins University researchers were awarded one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers: election into the National Academy of Engineering. Image caption: Jennifer Elisseeff and Charles Meneveau The academy announced Wednesday that Jennifer H. Elisseeff, a professor of biomedical engineering; and Charles Meneveau, a professor of mechanical engineering,… Read More »

Therapy dogs may unlock health benefits for patients in hospital ICUs

Researchers suggest therapy dogs could help patients reach health goals and stay motivated during ICU stays While therapy dogs have long been welcomed as “nonpharmacological interventions” for some hospitalized patients, their use with those who are critically ill is new for many hospitals. Writing today in the journal Critical Care, Johns Hopkins rehabilitation and ICU experts conclude that a therapy… Read More »