In a new article in Science, historians at the Mailman School of Public Health challenge claims that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease.
In Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia, new infections are falling and the percentage of the population infected with HIV is stabilizing.
A global drop in adolescent fertility rates is partly due to rising national wealth and increased educational spending, Mailman researchers have found.
New York City children who engaged in vigorous daily exercise had greater exposure to black carbon than children who were less active, according to Columbia researchers.
The Calderone Prize, the most prestigious award in public health, was presented to Dr. Bassett, New York City’s health commissioner since 2014.
Adults over age 25 increased their use of marijuana after their states legalized medical marijuana, while use among teens and younger adults remained stable.