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New York City Health Commissioner: No Cold Beer During Heat Wave

Mary Bassett, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commissioner of the Department of Health, told New Yorkers not to crack open a frosty lager or pour themselves a crisp ale in a chilled glass as temperatures flirt with 100 degrees in the city today. 270 more words

Bill De Blasio

Battling ‘the Largest Mass Poisoning in History’

By Kevin Krajick and David Funkhouser

International health experts have called it the largest mass poisoning in history, and it is still underway. Some 100 million people in southeast Asia have been drinking from shallow wells originally drilled to provide germ-free water; but many turned out to be contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic. 3,802 more words

Science

Day 42: People's Climate March

I believe strongly in the importance of community organizing to promote social justice. This was the basis of my undergraduate department’s philosophy and fundamental to my understanding of both my academic interest in public health and my personal worldview. 289 more words

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Prenatal exposure to pesticide additive linked with childhood cough

7 SEP 2012
Cough symptoms at age 5 and 6 appear to be unrelated to asthma or infection

Children exposed in the womb to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) have heightened risk of noninfectious cough at ages 5 and 6, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health and of Columbia University Medical Center. 407 more words

Pregnancy

Day 39: Boat Basin with Half Master Friends

 

Today was a social for Mailman students, and we second-years (or, as Sarah calls it, half-masters) represented at the Boat Basin, in the Upper West Side along the Hudson River in Riverside Park. 7 more words

New York City

Day 36: Mets Game

Wrapping up orientation week with the first-year Mailman students, Dan and I won tickets to a Mets game! Dang, Citi Field is deep into Queens and not a quick jaunt like Yankee Stadium was, but it was a lovely Friday evening with a public health crew!