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The microbes you inhale on the New York City subway
The microbial population in the air of the New York City subway system is nearly identical to that of ambient air on the city streets. View News Article (2013-04-25)

'Don't drink and ride': Improving subway safety
Structural interventions and public safety messages may be the most effective ways to prevent subway fatalities and improve the overall safety of New York City subway systems. View News Article (2008-12-17)

Study of NYC transit system noise levels finds daily rides can result in hearing loss
In a new survey of noise levels of the New York City transit system, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that exposure to noise levels in subways have the potential to exceed recommended guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). View News Article (2006-10-12)

Terrorism Risk Greatest for Subway/Rail Commuters, Says MIT Paper at INFORMS Conference
Despite homeland security improvements since September 11, 2001, subway and rail commuters face higher risks of falling victim to terrorists and mass violence than frequent flyers or those engaged in virtually any other activity. View News Article (2012-10-12)

Surprising language abilities in children with autism
What began as an informal presentation by a clinical linguist to a group of philosophers, has led to some surprising discoveries about the communicative language abilities of people with autism. View News Article (2008-04-28)

NYU medical experts analyze subway injuries
A new survey of subway injuries provides a rare glimpse into what happens to people who are hit by oncoming trains. In New York City, where the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reports that 7 million passengers ride the transit system daily, there is no publicly available record of such tragedies. View News Article (2006-02-01)

Consumers largely underestimating calorie content of fast food
People eating at fast food restaurants largely underestimate the calorie content of meals, especially large ones, according to a paper published today on  View News Article (2013-05-24)

For adolescents, Subway food may not be much healthier than McDonald's, UCLA study finds
Subway may promote itself as the "healthy" fast food restaurant, but it might not be a much healthier alternative than McDonald's for adolescents, according to new UCLA research. View News Article (2013-05-08)

Study Sees Little Dust Risk for Subway Workers
New York subway commuters may worry more about rats and rising fares than dust floating through the system, but for the workers who spend their whole shift below ground, air quality has long been a concern. Results from a new pilot study using miniaturized air samplers to look at steel dust exposure may help them breathe easier. View News Article (2010-01-13)

You're likely to order more calories at a 'healthy' restaurant
An important new study from the Journal of Consumer Research explains the "American obesity paradox": the parallel rise in obesity rates and the popularity of healthier food. View News Article (2007-08-30)

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