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Vaping is becoming an increasingly popular way among youth to use cannabis, a trend that is concerning because of the high levels of THC delivered through vaping devices.
Demographically younger nations have a higher aging burden than previously thought and need new policies to prevent large numbers of people from leaving the workforce due to ill health.
Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda P. Fried has received an Association of American Physicians’ medal in recognition of her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging.
Using community wastewater surveillance records, Columbia public health researchers found that Hispanic neighborhoods had the highest levels of uranium, selenium, barium, chromium, and arsenic.
- January 31, 2014
Obese children exposed to high levels of air pollutants are nearly three times as likely to have asthma, compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure.
- January 21, 2014
Mailman researchers find text message reminders increase flu vaccination rates in pregnant women.
- January 15, 2014
A new university-wide center will explore the aging process, as well as its societal implications.
- January 6, 2014
Brief fever appears to be common in kids given influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together—new findings from Columbia and CDC researchers, published in JAMA Pediatrics.
- December 30, 2013
Nelson Mandela, revered for his role in ending apartheid in South Africa, has garnered less attention as a public health hero.
- December 23, 2013
Mailman study finds Bloomberg legacy of public health policies that improved the health and increased the life expectancy of New Yorkers.
- December 22, 2013
CUMC researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer's: where it starts, why it starts there, and how it spreads.
- December 17, 2013
Several faculty members at CUMC recently voiced their opinions on the e-cigarette controversy.