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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.
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.
- September 9, 2015
The summer biostatistics training program at the Mailman School of Public Health aimed to bring a more diverse group of students to STEM fields and to public health research.
- September 8, 2015
A study by Mailman School of Public Health researchers links exposure to famine in the first trimester of pregnancy with the risk of developing diabetes in later life.
- August 19, 2015
A Mailman School of Public Health study finds that people toward the middle of social hierarchies suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety based on their social class and position of power in the labor market compared to those at the top or bottom.
- August 17, 2015
A Mailman School of Public Health study looked at the role of dentists in screening for substance use disorders. While many view the dental visit as as an opportunity to identify drug misuse, others do not see it as part of their professional role.
Source:New York TimesAugust 17, 2015
- August 10, 2015
“Implementation of the Clean Power Plan rule is an important step forward in protecting the public’s health,” says Mailman Dean Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH.
- August 10, 2015
In the New England Journal of Medicine, two public health scholars write about the increasing focus nationally on precision medicine.
- August 5, 2015
A Columbia study predicts outbreaks by flu strains and is the first to forecast flu in a subtropical climate.
- July 16, 2015
Some 100 million people in southeast Asia drink from shallow wells originally drilled to provide germ-free water, but many are contaminated with arsenic. Columbia researchers, including Mailman School scientists, are working to combat the issue.