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Moms are subjected to more scrutiny, but binge drinking has increased in nearly all groups of adults in the past decade, a new study from the Mailman School of Public Health has found.
Among adults, frequent use of marijuana rose by 23% and cannabis use disorder increased by 37% in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon, the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
How to provide high-quality care—and pay for it—remains a critical public health debate. Three Mailman policy experts discuss the feasibility of single-payer and other options.
- 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.
- 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.