Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mapping the good and the bad of pandemic-related restrictions

Pandemics bring pain. But so do the prescriptions for containing them: From school closures to total lockdowns, every government-mandated approach to blunting the impact of COVID-19 involves a trade-off between lives saved ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Elderly in the US: Risk of dementia has been rising for years

Over the past 20 years or so, the risk for US men and women of suffering from cognitive impairment and dementia has increased. This is the conclusion of a new study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Data dashboard highlights COVID-19 demographics and time trends

As news reports underline the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, a new data visualization dashboard developed by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists ...

Medical research

What is the right strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19?

Even as the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise around the world, many cities and states in the U.S. and other countries are beginning to ease restrictions and develop policies to re-open economies and communities. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 is exposing healthcare inequities

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the United States, data is beginning to emerge showing the disproportionate impact of the virus in minority communities, particularly African American communities.

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