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picture of mother and two daughters masked on mall escalator
May 19, 2021

Over the past 15 months, face masking has proven its value as an intervention against the transmission of COVID-19, says Dr.

May 3, 2021

An analysis argues that embracing an African-based ethic of solidarity will yield a fairer global response to disease outbreaks.

January 26, 2021

A network of U.S. biomedical engineering researchers calls to end funding discrimination against Black scientists.

January 8, 2021

The authors note that Washington is the only state to offer three public-safety mechanisms discussed in the Perspective. 

January 4, 2021

Even partial protection of one dose could be enough to slow the spread of the virus, the UW Medicine researchers argue in a paper.

December 21, 2020

Researchers say that emotional pain and chronic pain are related, and painkillers, ultimately, make things worse.

April 8, 2020

NEJM paper relates survey respondents' candid expressions of distress and admiration, among other emotions.

April 2, 2020

"This is about how to talk in the era of crisis-care standards," says author Anthony Back, a UW Medicine oncologist and palliative-care specialist. 

Man giving himself insulin
February 18, 2020

More than 25% of diabetics in the United States are rationing their insulin supply because of costs, a recent study found. Type 1 diabetics need the medication to survive.

Man vaping in hallway
October 25, 2019

A rash of vaping-related deaths and injuries has alarmed physicians and public health officials. Scientists and physicians are still discerning what may be multiple causes to the deaths and injuries.

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