Early findings from two major federally funded initiatives aimed at accelerating the development and dissemination of health care innovation in the United States were published today as a special supplement to the Annals of Family Medicine. The collective body of work, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will help inform how the United States will support medical practice transformation and community health improvement efforts in the years ahead.
A new multicenter study at Columbia University links long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, to development of emphysema, accelerating lung disease progression as much as a pack a day of cigarettes.
A new study reveals why young men aren't eating their five-a-day. From not being able to cook to not liking the taste of vegetables -- the study shows why British men aged 18-24 are struggling to eat even three portions of fruit and vegetables a day. As well as not having the culinary skills to cook for themselves, the researchers found that young men are more focused on gaining muscle and improving their physique than eating a healthy diet.
Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the University of California San Diego report antibody evidence in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that points to enterovirus (EV) infection as a cause for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a disease responsible for partially paralyzing more than 560 children in the United States since 2014. Results of the study appear in the journal mBio.
Air pollution -- especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change -- accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo.
A compilation of 17 research papers present an unprecedented exploration of cultural factors concerning Chinese Americans' health and provide comprehensive, multigenerational insight into the lives of Chinese Americans.
To combat the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, researchers in Houston are examining how one superbug adapts to fight an antibiotic of last resort. They're hoping to find clues that can prolong the drug's effectiveness.
In the two years since the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) first assessed all 50 states and the District of Columbia on key health and safety policies for high school athletes, 31 states have adopted new policies -- 16 this year alone.
Previous studies have shown that while some women who use aspirin and are later diagnosed with breast cancer may live longer, a portion of aspirin users with breast cancer appeared to have a higher risk of mortality following breast cancer. According to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, the reason for this reverse effect could be explained by DNA methylation of genes in breast cancer tumors or peripheral blood.
An NIH-funded study published in JAMA Pediatrics has shown pediatricians can help parents quit smoking.