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Vaping is becoming an increasingly popular way among youth to use cannabis, a trend that is concerning because of the high levels of THC delivered through vaping devices.
Demographically younger nations have a higher aging burden than previously thought and need new policies to prevent large numbers of people from leaving the workforce due to ill health.
Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda P. Fried has received an Association of American Physicians’ medal in recognition of her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging.
Using community wastewater surveillance records, Columbia public health researchers found that Hispanic neighborhoods had the highest levels of uranium, selenium, barium, chromium, and arsenic.
- May 29, 2019
Clear Air Taxi legislation more than doubled the fuel efficiency of yellow taxis in New York City and led to a decline in air pollution.
- May 10, 2019
Several factors are behind the recent upsurge of measles, say Columbia pediatricians and public health experts.
- 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.
- February 15, 2019
Prescription opioids have played an increasingly significant role in fatal motor vehicle crashes, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
- January 4, 2019
Like what the AIDS activists sought in the 80s and 90s, an “opioid movement” may be required for treatments to become acceptable to—and demanded by—communities throughout the United States.
- November 7, 2018
ICAP launched the world’s first multi-country HIV treatment program in 2003 and has helped bring life-saving treatment to nearly 1.5 million people in resource-poor regions around the world.
- November 2, 2018
Access to health care in the United States is at stake on Election Day, says Michael Sparer, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health