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The Skinny on Why Poor Sleep May Increase Heart Risk in Women

A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease.
13-Feb-2020 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Links Neighborhood Characteristics with Women’s Use of Preventive Care

A study conducted by Columbia University School of Nursing shows where a woman lives influences her use of preventive health care more than her income or race/ethnicity or whether she is depressed.
4-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Putrid Compound May Have a Sweet Side Gig as Atherosclerosis Treatment

A compound associated with the smell of death may have potential as a treatment for atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
23-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

An Estimated 2 Million People With Heart Disease Have Used Marijuana, Finds Study

A new study estimates that more than 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, but the cardiovascular effects of the drug are not fully understood.
17-Jan-2020 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Overactive Brain Waves Trigger Essential Tremor

The source of essential tremor—involuntary, rhythmic trembling—has been elusive, but a new study points to abnormal electrical activity in the base of the brain.
15-Jan-2020 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nursing Leaders Convene at Columbia Nursing for First National LGBTQ Health Summit

The first National Nursing LGBTQ Health Summit was a first step toward creating a national health action plan to raise awareness of and improve LGBTQ health.
19-Dec-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Refined Carbs May Trigger Insomnia, Finds Study

Women who consumed a diet high in added sugars and refined carbohydrates had a greater risk of developing insomnia, a new study by researchers at Columbia University has found.
11-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Single Dose of Ketamine Plus Talk Therapy May Reduce Alcohol Use

A single infusion of ketamine plus behavioral therapy helped alcohol-dependent individuals reduce their drinking, a new study finds.
4-Dec-2019 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


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21st International AIDS Conference 2016

As delegates gather in Durban, South Africa from July 19th to the 22nd for the 21st International AIDS Conference (2016), leading researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health are available to evaluate pioneering studies...
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