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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

Sustaining simulation education requires evidence of effectiveness

Simulation education has evolved significantly over the years and has become essential to preparing nurses for clinical practice, but sustaining its evolution will require greater evidence of its effectiveness, according to a summary of Columbia...
3-Dec-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Link Between Hearing and Cognition Begins Earlier Than Once Thought

A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss—when hearing is still considered normal.
12-Nov-2019 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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In Blacks with Alzheimer’s Gene, Higher Education May Be Protective

A new study from Columbia University found that a higher level of education protected against cognitive decline in black people with a gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
30-Oct-2019 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Most Prescribed Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Less Effective than Others

A new study of nearly 5 million patients shows the most-popular first-line treatment for hypertension is less effective and causes more side effects than thiazide diuretics.
23-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT 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...
13-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Supreme Court Decision Leaves Federal $ for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Intact--Columbia Expert Available for Interview

7-Jan-2013 12:55 PM EST

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