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Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, is associated with the development of emphysema, researchers at Columbia and other universities have found.
Women who lived near fracking sites were more likely to experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy, Mailman researchers found.
In states that enacted medical marijuana laws, Mailman researchers found the number of people misusing prescription opioids did not decline, contrary to previous reports.
Firearm injuries are the second leading cause of death among U.S. children and adolescents. A team of scientists has proposed a new research agenda, a critical step for reducing pediatric mortality.
- August 24, 2017
A strong connection between daily e-cigarette use and smoking cessation suggests e-cigarettes may help smokers quit, but more research is needed.
- August 22, 2017
Comprehensive sex education helps young people remain abstinent, while abstinence-only education does not, says a new review from Mailman researchers.
- June 5, 2017
Chronic pain coupled with a psychiatric disorder is a pressing issue that should be considered when providing treatment, say Mailman researchers.
- June 1, 2017
The link between phthalates and the thyroid—a "master controller" of brain development—may explain known phthalate-linked cognitive problems, Mailman researchers say.
- April 28, 2017
Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, a new study finds.
- April 14, 2017
Vitamin B supplements reduced negative effects of fine particle pollution on the heart and immune system, a small pilot study has found.