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A study of millions of Americans found that fine particulate air pollution is associated with an increased risk of hospital admission for several neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.
A ban on menthol cigarettes could have monumental implications for both short- and long-term physical and mental health of communities of color, Mailman researchers say.
Combatting loneliness among older people could build stronger intergenerational connections in the United States, the most age-segregated society in the world.
- June 25, 2013
Mouse study suggests inhibiting protein called caspase-2 might prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer's
- June 23, 2013
Another reason for pregnant mothers to avoid tobacco smoke – it may cause hearing damage in their children – new findings published in JAMA Otolaryngology.
- June 13, 2013
A Mailman School of Public Health study finds that low-income individuals would not be disproportionately affected by legislation to restrict consumption of large sugar-sweetened beverages.
- May 31, 2013
Mice engineered with a human gene for schizophrenia and exposed to lead during early life exhibited behaviors and structural changes in their brains consistent with schizophrenia.
- May 20, 2013
Columbia University Medical Center data shows that purified components of ginger may help asthma patients breathe more easily - results to be confirmed in future clinical trials.
- May 19, 2013
Residents of Manhattan will not just sweat harder from rising temperatures in the future, says a new study; many may die. Researchers say deaths linked to a warming climate may rise some 20% by the 2020s.
- May 7, 2013
The Columbia University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of two new University Professors, its highest academic honor: Martin Chalfie and Wafaa El-Sadr.
- April 23, 2013
A study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health is one of the first assessments of the link between obesity and precancerous abnormalities in biopsy tissue samples.
- April 22, 2013
In two new papers investigators at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) report the discovery of hepaciviruses and pegiviruses—close relatives of HCV—in rodents and bats.
- April 20, 2013
Last fall, the Mailman School rolled out a revolutionary new MPH curriculum. Here's how it got done and why.