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Seals Harbor Hepatitis A-Like Virus

Scientists at the Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus.

New Study Finds Anxiety and Depression Rates Vary by Social Class

A Mailman School of Public Health study finds that people toward the middle of social hierarchies suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety based on their social class and position of power in the labor market compared to those at the top or bottom.

Dentists Tapped for New Role: Drug Screenings

A Mailman School of Public Health study looked at the role of dentists in screening for substance use disorders. While many view the dental visit as as an opportunity to identify drug misuse, others do not see it as part of their professional role.

Statement on Clean Energy and Health

“Implementation of the Clean Power Plan rule is an important step forward in protecting the public’s health,” says Mailman Dean Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH.