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Prescription opioids have played an increasingly significant role in fatal motor vehicle crashes, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Like what the AIDS activists sought in the 80s and 90s, an “opioid movement” may be required for treatments to become acceptable to—and demanded by—communities throughout the United States.
- 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.
- March 29, 2017
In the last decade, heroin use in the United States has climbed five-fold, hitting whites and males hardest.
- March 24, 2017
A new Mailman School survey on U.S. health care shows that Americans believe a health insurance policy should be about 5 percent of household income to be affordable.
- March 21, 2017
Children with autism are 160 times more likely to die from drowning than the general pediatric population, Mailman researchers found.
- February 22, 2017
Infection with the herpes virus in early pregnancy doubles the chance that a fetus will develop autism spectrum disorder later in life, Mailman researchers found.
- February 10, 2017
More than 40 percent of American children live in low-income families, according to a report from Mailman’s National Center for Children in Poverty.
- January 31, 2017
Traces of flame retardants were found on the hands of all 3-year-olds in a Mailman study of 25 households in New York City.
- January 24, 2017
The drone will collect air samples near industrial smokestacks and help scientists learn how pollutants disperse in the environment.