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Social inequity was associated with lower use of an epidural or spinal pain reliever during childbirth, especially among Black patients.
A working group of international experts, including Columbia's Mary Beth Terry, evaluated the current evidence around limiting or stopping alcohol use and lowering the risk of certain types of cancer.
Public health researchers find that asthma is more common among U.S. individuals who reported cannabis use in the previous month, and the more frequent the use, the higher the likelihood of asthma.
- January 30, 2024
In a study of American Indian adults, small declines in blood lead levels were associated with long-term cardiovascular health improvements.
- December 13, 2023
Suicide rates among Black women increased from 1999 to 2020, especially among Black teens and young adults.
- December 1, 2023
Twenty years ago, when AIDS was devastating communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Columbia's Wafaa El-Sadr created an organization to save lives in some of the continent’s hardest-hit countries.
- November 3, 2023
Shaman, a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health, was named interim dean of the Columbia Climate School in July 2023.
- October 26, 2023
Can a water aerobics class teach us something about living a long and meaningful life? A panel of public health experts discussed.
- October 11, 2023
The association between neighborhood walkability and obesity-related cancers was stronger among women living in neighborhoods with higher levels of poverty.
- September 27, 2023
A study involving Columbia researchers finds that malaria parasites in Africa have developed resistance to artemisinin drugs, which could worsen malaria’s impact if partner drugs fail in the future.
- September 1, 2023
Pipes that carry water from the city's water mains into individual homes are more likely to be made of lead in neighborhoods that already experience high lead exposure from paint and dust.