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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.
- March 3, 2015
Chronic fatigue syndrome leaves immune markers in the blood, report Mailman School researchers.
- February 25, 2015
In a perspective published online by the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Spencer describes his experiences both in Guinea as a volunteer and after his return to the United States.
- February 23, 2015
Household net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care.
- January 23, 2015
This year's Dean's Grand Rounds series at Mailman highlights new partnerships with industry, tech, and more that are shaping the future of public health.
- January 14, 2015
The2x2project at Mailman Department of Epidemiology describes recent research showing that public health efforts that focus on improving diet may benefit from adding culture as an ingredient.
- January 6, 2015
Preventing two of the most common health care-associated infections—bloodstream infections caused by central lines and pneumonia caused by ventilators—can increase the odds that these patients survive.
- January 6, 2015
Study by Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, found that text message reminders helped increase young children's likelihood of receiving second dose of flu vaccine.