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Social inequity was associated with lower use of an epidural or spinal pain reliever during childbirth, especially among Black patients.
A working group of international experts, including Columbia's Mary Beth Terry, evaluated the current evidence around limiting or stopping alcohol use and lowering the risk of certain types of cancer.
Public health researchers find that asthma is more common among U.S. individuals who reported cannabis use in the previous month, and the more frequent the use, the higher the likelihood of asthma.
- March 4, 2022
Computer models have helped anticipate COVID’s peaks and troughs, but models have a “cone of uncertainty” and much about the future of the pandemic remains unknown.
- March 3, 2022
Black and Hispanic nursing home residents are more likely than their white counterparts to live in facilities that provide fewer palliative care services, a study from Columbia Nursing shows.
- March 1, 2022
Prices paid to anesthesia practitioners increased after hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers contracted with a physician management company, a new study finds.
- February 22, 2022
Epidurals lessen the risk of postpartum hemorrhaging, the leading cause of preventable severe maternal morbidity, according to a new study from Columbia University.
- February 8, 2022
Two in five people who use alcohol and cannabis together admit driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, or both, according to a new study from the Mailman School of Public Health.
- February 3, 2022
A grant from the National Institutes of Health will establish a multi-institutional group in New York City to address health disparities in multiple chronic diseases.
- February 2, 2022
Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine has a long history of providing dental care to the Northern Manhattan community. Here’s why that matters.
- January 28, 2022
The new director of the Pandemic Response Institute at Columbia's ICAP says the voices of the most marginalized must be brought into the conversation to improve future pandemic response.
- January 11, 2022
Larger health warnings on cigarette packs may help more women in low- and middle-income countries make it through their first day of quitting, a critical predictor of long-term success.
- December 8, 2021
Columbia researchers found that New York City's ban of a heavy fuel oil reduced air pollution in both high- and low-income neighborhoods across the city.