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Among young adults who smoke cigarettes, vaping may increase daily cigarette smoking and deter quitting, a new study by Columbia psychiatrists has found.
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.
- 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.
- July 14, 2015
A plan to ensure that evidence-based psychosocial interventions are routinely used in clinical practice and made a part of clinical training for mental health professionals was released today by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
- July 1, 2015
Despite concerns that use of antipsychotic medications in treating young people has increased, use actually declined between 2006 and 2010 for children ages 12 and under, and increased for adolescents and young adults.
- June 26, 2015
Columbia public health professor Michael Sparer explains this week's Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
- June 17, 2015
Marijuana use in teenagers does not increase after a state legalizes medical marijuana, according to study.
- May 12, 2015
A Mailman School of Public Health researcher reviews 10 years of New York City public health campaigns that frighten, disgust, and sometimes stigmatize.
- March 3, 2015
Chronic fatigue syndrome leaves immune markers in the blood, report Mailman School researchers.
- February 25, 2015
In a perspective published online by the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Spencer describes his experiences both in Guinea as a volunteer and after his return to the United States.