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A study of Icelandic adolescents by researchers at Mailman and other institutions found that while substance use declined, social isolation has especially affected the mental health of girls.
Infectious disease experts and engineers at Columbia University are working on ways to detect new outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 by monitoring wastewater.
The rapid shortening of the cell's telomeres between birth and age 3 may render telomeres particularly susceptible to environmental influences during this time, potentially influencing longevity.
Exposure to air pollution, even for just a few weeks, can impede mental performance, but aspirin can lessen the effect, Mailman researchers have found.
- September 6, 2018
A CUIMC study found that during the 2016 presidential election Republicans made gains in counties with more "deaths of despair."
- August 28, 2018
The first-line treatment for malaria in no longer effective in Cambodia, and a new report from Columbia researchers has identified the likely culprit.
- August 21, 2018
A Mailman study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that prenatal exposure to elevated levels of DDT is associated with an increased risk for autism.
- August 13, 2018
Letters written to frequent prescribers of Seroquel, which can cause harmful side effects in the elderly, significantly reduced the number of prescriptions for Medicare patients.
- August 9, 2018
Children and adolescents are more vulnerable than adults to floods, droughts, heat waves, and other events related to climate change, Columbia researchers say.
- July 24, 2018
Using metabolomic and microbiomic data, Mailman researchers are trying to create a test to identify chronic fatigue syndrome.
- July 11, 2018
Frequent hand washing and house cleaning reduce exposure to common flame-retardant chemicals that have been linked to infertility, a new Mailman study has found.
- June 21, 2018
Survivors of opioid overdose are more likely to die from respiratory diseases, viral hepatitis, and suicide—in addition to drug-related causes—than non-drug users, says a new study from Columbia Psychiatry.
- May 25, 2018
Mailman researchers have found that the grandchildren of women who used DES during pregnancy were 36 percent more likely to have ADHD.