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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.
- March 1, 2018
Mailman scientists have developed a system that accurately predicts—six weeks in advance—the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States.
- February 27, 2018
The reduction in gun violence in poor neighborhoods could translate into hundreds of fewer shootings every year for cities affected by blighted spaces.
- February 16, 2018
In a new article in Science, historians at the Mailman School of Public Health challenge claims that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease.
- February 5, 2018
A park placed over sections of the Cross-Bronx Expressway would save money and lives, according to an analysis from Mailman researchers.
- January 12, 2018
A study that identifies a litany of mutations that allow the malaria-causing parasite to become resistant to drugs has also identified potential new ways to kill the parasite.
- December 19, 2017
A new modeling study suggests the Cure Violence program combined with law enforcement can achieve more to reduce violence than either approach alone.
- December 1, 2017
Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related bone fractures and loss of bone mineral density, Mailman researchers have found.
- November 8, 2017
New Zika research from Columbia University suggests that high rates of microcephaly in Brazil were not caused by new mutations in the virus, as previously believed.
- October 31, 2017
From 2005 to 2015, depression rose significantly among Americans age 12 and older, according to researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and CUNY.