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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.
- October 1, 2021
A partnership between Mailman researchers and Liberian public health officials that started during the pandemic continues to build infectious disease surveillance capacity in the West African nation.
- September 30, 2021
With an award from New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia—through its Mailman School of Public Health—and a consortium will launch NYC’s first Pandemic Response Institute.
- September 29, 2021
Use of cannabis in the United States increased after many states legalized the drug for recreational purposes, according to a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
- September 23, 2021
Terry McGovern, chair of population and family health, explains the law's implications for public health and how researchers and advocates are working to protect the right to abortion.
- September 15, 2021
Linda Fried and Heather Krasna of the Mailman School argue that rebuilding the U.S. public health system requires a new generation of highly trained, diverse public health professionals.
- September 15, 2021
City neighborhoods with the highest COVID vaccination rates had lower historical COVID death rates, showing that lifesaving vaccines have been slow to reach the pandemic's hardest-hit areas.
- September 9, 2021
The risk of late-term stillbirth is three times higher for women who use both tobacco and alcohol during pregnancy, a new study has found.
- August 27, 2021
About 100 million Americans were infected with SARS-CoV-2 in 2020, but only 22% of infections were documented, a study from researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health has found.
- August 18, 2021
Using a computer model, Mailman researchers estimate that the Delta variant is about 60% more contagious than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.