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Social inequity was associated with lower use of an epidural or spinal pain reliever during childbirth, especially among Black patients.
A working group of international experts, including Columbia's Mary Beth Terry, evaluated the current evidence around limiting or stopping alcohol use and lowering the risk of certain types of cancer.
Public health researchers find that asthma is more common among U.S. individuals who reported cannabis use in the previous month, and the more frequent the use, the higher the likelihood of asthma.
- June 22, 2020
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.
- June 10, 2020
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.
- June 3, 2020
Primary care providers have expanded access to buprenorphine for adults, but use of the opioid addiction treatment has decreased among the youngest patients, Columbia researchers have found.
- May 21, 2020
Delays in reimplementing social distancing could result in a stronger rebound of COVID-19 infections and deaths, according to an analysis by Mailman researchers.
- May 15, 2020
Reports that highlight the disparate impact of COVID-19 in communities of color should pay more attention to factors that give rise to those outcomes, Mailman researchers say.
- May 7, 2020
New modeling projections by scientists at the Mailman School of Public Health estimate that COVID-19 cases and deaths will rebound in late May as U.S. states ease stay-at-home orders.
- May 6, 2020
Columbia University has launched the COVID-19 Healthcare Personnel Study to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of hospital workers in New York state.
- April 8, 2020
Aggressive social distancing and hospital preparations are needed to prevent more illness and death, even in counties with few COVID-19 cases, a study led by Columbia researchers has found.