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Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, is associated with the development of emphysema, researchers at Columbia and other universities have found.
Women who lived near fracking sites were more likely to experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy, Mailman researchers found.
In states that enacted medical marijuana laws, Mailman researchers found the number of people misusing prescription opioids did not decline, contrary to previous reports.
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.
- 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: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.