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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.
- October 21, 2016
Adults over age 25 increased their use of marijuana after their states legalized medical marijuana, while use among teens and younger adults remained stable.
- October 19, 2016
Are sky-high drug prices justified? In the heat of the election season, Mailman’s Bhaven Sampat offers his perspective on balancing innovation and access.
- September 29, 2016
Four areas of U.S. policy need immediate attention to improve health care for an aging population, say Columbia aging experts in a new report.
- September 27, 2016
Columbia University researchers will participate in a seven-year NIH initiative to study the effect of a wide range of environmental factors on the health of children and adolescents.
- September 13, 2016
The Earned Income Tax Credit is more cost-effective than many other health interventions, finds a study by Mailman researchers.
- September 9, 2016
Health problems from 9/11 continue to affect people who were exposed to hazards when the World Trade Center towers collapsed 15 years ago.
- September 2, 2016
A study by Mailman researchers shows an uneven picture of states’ use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services.
- August 4, 2016
The annual suicide mortality rate among people with epilepsy is 22 percent higher than in the general population, Columbia University Medical Center researchers have found.
- July 26, 2016
Researchers found an odor identification test useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
- June 24, 2016
In 2080, as many as 3,331 people could die every year from exposure to heat during the summer months in New York City, suggests a study from Mailman researchers.