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A new study estimates that more than 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, but the cardiovascular effects of the drug are not fully understood.
Social support may help offset the negative impact that discrimination and gender expectations have on heart disease and stroke risk factors among transgender and gender non-conforming adults.
The source of essential tremor—involuntary, rhythmic trembling—has been elusive, but a new study points to abnormal electrical activity in the base of the brain.
Although cerebellum abnormalities had long been suspected, it never has been proven until now, explained lead researcher and Columbia neurologist Sheng-Han Kuo in an email to Discover.
Prenatal exposure to PDBEs—compounds previously used as flame retardants—may increase the risk of reading problems in children, a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.
Steven Stellman, a professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, says there’s not a perfectly clear reason why this study showed an increase in leukemia while others didn’t.
Dr. Mark Olfson, a professor at Columbia University who studies the impact of socioeconomic factors on suicide rates, said he did not find the results of Mr. Kaufman’s study persuasive.
The waning fear about the spread of HIV and AIDS among heterosexual youths has contributed to the decline in instruction, says John Santelli, a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health.
The three scientists honored by the 2019 Horwitz Prize played key roles in identifying and deciphering the PI3K pathway, which has led to new treatments for several types of cancer.
Leaders from top U.S. nursing schools, nursing organizations, and the National Institutes of Health met to discuss a national health action plan to raise awareness of and improve LGBTQ health.