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Cigarette use may explain asthma epidemic in children, says Mailman School of Public Health study

... The prevalence of asthma has increased at least threefold during the past several decades, but the cause for this remains unknown, according to author Renee D. Goodwin, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Epid...

Mailman School of Public Health researchers analyze air quality and weather changes by 2050

... This is the first successful attempt to simulate both weather and air quality due to climate and land use ch...

NIH-funded program co-directed by Mailman School of PH faculty to expedite clinical research process

... The $54 million award by NIH announced in October 2006, is part of the NIH?s Roadmap for Medical Research, whose goal is to accelerate medical di...

Men with no sons more at risk for prostate cancer, according to Mailman School of PH Study

In a new and unique study to determine if genes on the Y chromosome are involved in prostate cancer, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in conjunction with Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that men who had only daughters had a higher risk of prostate cancer than men who had at least one son, thus signifying a possible defect on the father's Y chromosome. Th...

Mailman School of Public Health researchers develop diagnostic test for pathogens

March 13, 2006--Researchers at the Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health led by Thomas Briese, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology, have developed a rapid, comprehensive diagnostic test for viral hemorrhagic fevers caused by the Ebola and Marburg viruses, as well as others. The new diagnostic tool is addressed in a paper published in t...

Mailman school researchers studying link between obesity and the urban environment

Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health are studying the link between the urban environment and how it might contribute to the cause or origins of obesity. In a study that will have wide-reaching applications, the Mailman School is one of 14 groups across the United States to receive funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study the association b...

Mailman School of Public Health receives grant for homelessness prevention studies

November 16, 2005 -- Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to establish the Columbia Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies. A key objective of the Center is to develop interventions to prevent chronic homelessness among people with severe mental illness. ......To achieve the Cen...

Research by Mailman School of Public Health cites New Jersey's high healthcare costs

November 1, 2005 A paper authored by Sherry Glied, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, provides an overview of the healthcare costs in New Jersey, and is the first of a three-part series on public health and medical coverage in the state. Findings of Dr. Glied's paper, "The Healthcare System of New J...

Largest survey on depression suggests higher prevalence in U.S., reports Mailman school

October 26, 2005 -- Findings from the largest survey ever conducted on the co-occurrence of psychiatric disorders among U.S. adults indicates a sharper picture than previously reported of major depressive disorder (MDD) in specific population groups. Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) also indicate a strong relationship of MDD to alcohol use...

Mailman School receives grant to study reducing skin cancer risk from arsenic in water

October 12, 2005 Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have been awarded a $10 million grant from National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct a chemoprevention trial of 4,500 adults in Bangladesh who were exposed to very high levels of arsenic in drinking water. The research will focus on reducing the high rates of skin cancer and other cancers in this population,...

Mailman School shares new virus identification technologies

The recent outbreaks of avian influenza throughout Asia and hemorrhagic fever due to exposure to Marburg virus in Angola highlight the importance of ensuring that as many labs as possible have access to new pathogen identification technologies as they are developed. Currently, clinical samples must sometimes be sent great distances for analysis, and the sensitivity of the technologies and equipm...
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