An Earth Institute expert explains why climate change is great for mosquitoes (but bad for people), and why we shouldn’t really worry about prehistoric germs coming back to life.
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Scientists often have a disadvantage during vaccine debates. Fortunately, one Facebook group has found a solution.
The rhetoric around vaccination is generally black and white: vaccines are good or vaccines are bad. But now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to communicate across the divide.
It is time for states to change their laws so that fringe religious objections do not get in the way of protecting the safety of children and people with compromised immune systems.
A new textbook edited and written by researchers across Columbia gives the health community a primer on why, when and how climate information can and should be incorporated into health research, policy and practice.
Madeleine Thomson, a senior research scientist at IRI and a senior research scholar at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, is a co-editor of PLOS Medicine‘s special issue on Climate Change and Health. Articles in the issue cover climate-related impacts, adaptation and mitigation.
The world is warming and our air conditioners are making it worse. Here are some less energy-intensive ways to survive the rising heat.
At meeting in mid-March, doctors, climate scientists, and global health specialists discussed how to tackle the health threats that climate change carries with it.
There’s a lot we don’t know about respiratory viruses and how they spread. A study currently underway seeks to unravel these mysteries, in part by studying people who are healthy enough to be walking around in Manhattan.
Public health researchers run the numbers on creating a park on top of a section of the highway, finding it a worthwhile investment for community health.