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Firearm injuries are the second leading cause of death among U.S. children and adolescents. A team of scientists has proposed a new research agenda, a critical step for reducing pediatric mortality.
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.
Several factors are behind the recent upsurge of measles, say Columbia pediatricians and public health experts.
Source:The 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.
- 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.