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Moms are subjected to more scrutiny, but binge drinking has increased in nearly all groups of adults in the past decade, a new study from the Mailman School of Public Health has found.
Among adults, frequent use of marijuana rose by 23% and cannabis use disorder increased by 37% in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon, the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
How to provide high-quality care—and pay for it—remains a critical public health debate. Three Mailman policy experts discuss the feasibility of single-payer and other options.
- April 16, 2018
Childhood exposure to flame retardant chemicals has declined—but not disappeared—since a 2004 phaseout of PBDEs in consumer products, Mailman researchers have found.
- April 6, 2018
With a new grant from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, Mailman’s ICAP will support the implementation of quality malaria diagnosis and treatment services in Ethiopia.
- March 6, 2018
The working group will help Columbia scientists and physicians make their expertise available to policymakers involved in global health security.
- 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.