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Sleep Is Good for Your Heart

Sleep is taking its rightful place as a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, says Columbia behavioral scientist Brooke Aggarwal.

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New Trial Tests E-mail Alerts to Stop Risky Opioid Prescribing

The study's results highlight the value of rigorous testing to ensure policies to make opioid prescriptions safer work as intended.

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Adolescent Substance Abuse Declines with Exception of Cannabis and Vaping

A 28-year study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health tracked substance use among more than 500,000 young people across the United States.

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Columbia Study Aims to Help Survivors of Suicide Loss

New research paves the way for interventions to facilitate the grief process.


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A New Study Reveals Pipeline From Public Housing to Prison

Researchers from the Center for Justice found that over-surveillance of NYC's public housing has led to more arrests and more prison time for its residents.

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A Study to Reduce the Number of Overdose Deaths in New York State Moves Into Next Stage

The HEALing Communities Study in New York State led by Columbia School of Social Work's Professor Nabila El-Bassel has completed Wave 1 of the project. Find out what has been accomplished and what's next.

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Newly Released Office of Legal Counsel Memos Shed Light on Government’s View of War Powers

These opinions were among hundreds published for the first time in response to a Knight First Amendment Institute litigation.