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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.
Clear Air Taxi legislation more than doubled the fuel efficiency of yellow taxis in New York City and led to a decline in air pollution.
Several factors are behind the recent upsurge of measles, say Columbia pediatricians and public health experts.
- April 29, 2016
Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy is associated with an increased rate of offspring depression, a new study has found.
- April 8, 2016
A report from Public Health England suggests e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than combustible cigarettes; Mailman researchers discuss the potential impact in the United States.
- March 16, 2016
Researchers from Columbia and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have found that the number of Americans with marijuana use disorder has nearly doubled, but few get treatment.
- February 19, 2016
Mailman School of Public Health researchers found that adults who use marijuana are five times more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder compared to adults who do not use the drug.
- February 10, 2016
Mailman School of Public Health researchers found that although vaccination policy changes remain controversial, alternatives exist to eliminate nonmedical exemptions by making them harder to obtain.
- February 4, 2016
Columbia University Medical Center experts offer insight into the arrival of the Zika virus in South America and the Caribbean—and what it could mean for you.
- January 28, 2016
New Mailman School of Public Health research finds that when older adults stop driving, they double their risk of depressive symptoms and the change contributes to diminished cognitive abilities and physical functioning.
- January 27, 2016
NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine are among the nation’s top cancer centers calling for increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cancer.