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A new study compares different NYC reopening scenarios and suggests that keeping all industries, including schools, at 50% capacity may keep COVID-19 at relatively low levels through May 2021.
Mailman researchers estimate that the overall COVID-19 fatality rate in New York City is 1.45%, twice that of estimates from other countries, and older adults have the greatest mortality risk.
A new dashboard developed by public health scientists at Columbia University highlights age, race/ethnicity, and sex disparities in COVID-19 cases state by state.
The most socially disadvantaged communities in NYC used the subway to a greater degree during the pandemic, and the strongest driver of subway use was the percentage of essential workers.
- May 25, 2016
A large study found a positive correlation between traffic-related air pollution and the amount of calcium deposited in the coronary arteries.
- May 23, 2016
Early-stage breast cancer patients were less likely to start chemotherapy if using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
- May 10, 2016
Immunization rates rise when city vaccination records are shared with providers via electronic health records, a new study finds.
- May 5, 2016
Lead remains a problem in many communities, and health officials are learning who is most affected and how to prevent the damage.
- April 29, 2016
Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy is associated with an increased rate of offspring depression, a new study has found.
- April 8, 2016
A report from Public Health England suggests e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than combustible cigarettes; Mailman researchers discuss the potential impact in the United States.
- March 16, 2016
Researchers from Columbia and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have found that the number of Americans with marijuana use disorder has nearly doubled, but few get treatment.