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The diminished power of the immune system in older adults is usually blamed on the aging process. A new study shows that decades of inhaled particulates due to air pollution also take a toll.
Chronic liver disease is surging in the United States. No group is more affected than Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
The recipient of public health's most prestigious award discusses how a required course during medical school in Egypt influenced her career.
- February 19, 2014
Tougher tobacco control policies in China could save close to 13 million lives by the year 2050, according to a new study from P&S researcher Andrew Moran.
- February 7, 2014
Researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) recently extended the use of teledentistry to remote parts of the world, serving the most vulnerable populations—AIDS orphans in Africa.
- February 3, 2014
A new mathematical model of how malaria is transmitted suggests increasing use of current antimalarial therapies could eliminate the disease in many parts of the world.
- 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.