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Vaping is becoming an increasingly popular way among youth to use cannabis, a trend that is concerning because of the high levels of THC delivered through vaping devices.
Demographically younger nations have a higher aging burden than previously thought and need new policies to prevent large numbers of people from leaving the workforce due to ill health.
Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda P. Fried has received an Association of American Physicians’ medal in recognition of her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging.
Using community wastewater surveillance records, Columbia public health researchers found that Hispanic neighborhoods had the highest levels of uranium, selenium, barium, chromium, and arsenic.
- January 9, 2020
Researchers hoped treatment of HIV-infected infants within hours of birth would increase remission, but a new study finds that starting treatment within the first two weeks leads to similar outcomes.
- December 10, 2019
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.
- November 20, 2019
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.
- November 13, 2019
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.
- October 28, 2019
All older adults are at risk of developing frailty—an extreme consequence of the normal aging process—but little is known about the best strategies to prevent and slow its progression.
- August 13, 2019
Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, is associated with the development of emphysema, researchers at Columbia and other universities have found.
- July 30, 2019
Women who lived near fracking sites were more likely to experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy, Mailman researchers found.
- July 22, 2019
In states that enacted medical marijuana laws, Mailman researchers found the number of people misusing prescription opioids did not decline, contrary to previous reports.
- June 14, 2019
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.