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Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, is associated with the development of emphysema, researchers at Columbia and other universities have found.
Women who lived near fracking sites were more likely to experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy, Mailman researchers found.
In states that enacted medical marijuana laws, Mailman researchers found the number of people misusing prescription opioids did not decline, contrary to previous reports.
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.
- 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.
- January 26, 2016
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute found that those who began smoking recently are more likely to have a psychiatric or substance use disorders than those who began smoking previously.
- January 22, 2016
Mailman School of Public Health researchers found that intersections with more pedestrians had lower risk of injury per pedestrian, but more injuries occurred when visual distractions, such as billboards, were present.
- January 7, 2016
A dermatologist in Vietnam travels to New York for a six-week Columbia tutorial to become the only person in her region of the country qualified to interpret skin biopsies.
- January 6, 2016
A Mailman School of Public Health study suggests gender differences in depression and anxiety may have more socially constructed roots than previously thought.
- November 12, 2015
Mailman's David Bell received the first grant CDC has given for a teen pregnancy prevention program focused on males.
- November 12, 2015
While stigma delays progress against HIV for many vulnerable groups, few groups have been less visible than female drug users.
- November 11, 2015
A Mailman research team modeled the spread of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone for future real-time use of disease outbreaks elsewhere.