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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.
Source:The New York TimesOctober 2, 2012
Proposed changes to autism diagnosis will not sharply reduce number of children found to have it-- Dr. Catherine Lord is senior researcher.
Source:New York TimesSeptember 18, 2012
The N.I.H. asked Dr. Ian Lipkin, a virologist at Columbia, to investigate the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.
- September 5, 2012
David Brenner, PhD, DSc, discusses three aspects of radiation and CT scans—quality control, training, and overuse—that urgently need addressing.
- August 7, 2012
Avian flu jumped from birds to aquatic mammals and was responsible for a pneumonia outbreak that struck harbor seals in New England
- August 2, 2012
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have identified a mechanism that can give energy-storing white fat some of the beneficial characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings, based on studies of mice and of human fat tissue, could lead to new strategies for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study was published today in the online edition of the journal Cell.
- July 31, 2012
A study found that educational experience was a strong predictor of cognitive decline risk across groups.
- June 26, 2012
Prenatal exposure to ubiquitous household chemical in vinyl flooring can increase a child’s risk for developing eczema.