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Non-medical cannabis use—including frequent or problematic use—is more common in adults with pain than in those without pain, a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.
Prescriptions for buprenorphine, an opioid addiction medication, have increased in all age groups but the young, a new study has found.
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.
The fall/winter 2019 issue of Columbia Medicine magazine explores the epidemic of suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
- December 5, 2019
A single infusion of ketamine plus behavioral therapy helped alcohol-dependent individuals reduce their drinking, a new study finds.
- December 3, 2019
People with opioid addiction face a high risk of overdose after ending treatment with buprenorphine, even when treated for 18 months, a new study from Columbia University has found.
- October 14, 2019
A new study has identified markers of maternal stress—both physical and psychological—that may influence a baby’s sex and the likelihood of preterm birth.
- July 26, 2019
A new study eased fears about the proportion of youths with ADHD taking antipsychotic drugs but still found that many prescriptions may be inappropriate.
- May 14, 2019
Deaths from suicide and overdose are left out of most estimates of maternal mortality, but in a new paper, Columbia researchers argue that these deaths represent a large and growing problem.
- May 13, 2019
Though few in number, neurons that are created in the brain during adulthood have an outsized impact on mood and memory because of their unparalleled networking and communication abilities.
- May 7, 2019
A new study suggests that depression and GI trouble sometimes spring from the same source—low serotonin—and identifies a potential treatment that could ease both conditions.
- April 4, 2019
Among young adults who smoke cigarettes, vaping may increase daily cigarette smoking and deter quitting, a new study by Columbia psychiatrists has found.
- March 28, 2019
A new generation of transgender youth and adults is rejecting the traditional binary model of gender identity, says Walter Bockting of Columbia’s Gender Identity Program.