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A study of Icelandic adolescents by researchers at Mailman and other institutions found that while substance use declined, social isolation has especially affected the mental health of girls.
Infectious disease experts and engineers at Columbia University are working on ways to detect new outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 by monitoring wastewater.
The rapid shortening of the cell's telomeres between birth and age 3 may render telomeres particularly susceptible to environmental influences during this time, potentially influencing longevity.
Exposure to air pollution, even for just a few weeks, can impede mental performance, but aspirin can lessen the effect, Mailman researchers have found.
- January 29, 2021
The HPV vaccine has great potential to reduce the rate of cervical cancer in Africa, where Columbia researchers are trying to increase vaccination rates with texts.
- January 26, 2021
Prioritizing older New Yorkers for COVID vaccines and delaying second doses could reduce hospitalizations and deaths, according to new modeling projections from Mailman epidemiologists.
- January 25, 2021
Millions more Americans will be infected with SARS-CoV-2 and become ill with COVID-19 if policies to enforce physical distancing are lifted prematurely, Mailman epidemiologists say.
- January 23, 2021
Mailman experts and other policymakers discuss measures that should be deployed during vaccine rollout to reduce inequities, already worsened by the pandemic, in the U.S. and globally.
- January 22, 2021
Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, will serve as the next director of Columbia World Projects, an initiative focused on bringing Columbia's academic resources to bear on the great challenges facing humanity.
- January 5, 2021
A strategic decision-making and team-building exercise for hospital executives—developed at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health—now includes a simulated pandemic.
- December 9, 2020
Preterm births increased by nearly 7% among women from countries impacted by the 2017 "Muslim travel ban" in the eight months after the ban was enacted.
- December 9, 2020
Though arsenic levels decreased after new EPA rules were implemented, about 2% of community water systems in the United States were not compliant.
- November 20, 2020
Cannabis vaporizer brands use Instagram to market their products by posting images that appeal to young people and tagging popular social media influencers, a new study from Mailman has found.
- November 13, 2020
Mailman researchers find that lower temperatures are associated with an elevated risk of impaired cognition among individuals 84 and older.