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September 17, 2018

The Federal Drug Administration recently proclaimed an epidemic of vaping among young people and gave the five largest e-cigarette manufacturers 60 days to produce plans to stop underage use of their products.

Syringe and vial
December 6, 2018

According to the American Diabetes Association, the average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013.

December 3, 2018

Programs to screen the genomes of healthy adults to identify genes that may put them at risk for disease later in life need to be implemented with care so that they do not do more harm than good, says an expert panel in a

An illustration of gene editing
November 29, 2018

Earlier this week, He Jiankui, a scientist in China, announced he had genetically edited two human embryos, which were then implanted in a mother's womb, and reportedly resulted in a pregnancy and the live birth of twins.  The news sparked an up

November 2, 2018

KOMO's Molly Shen talks with various educators and with Harborview Medical Center's Eileen Bulger about Stop the Bleed programs.  Apart from active shoot

October 19, 2018

The battles against child mortality and HIV/AIDS have seen some gains in the last five years, but the fight to combat less fashionable health issues, such as tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases, is still struggling.

October 18, 2018

Mental disorders are among those topics that get swept under the rug. People don’t like to talk about it. Governments don’t want to fund research, treatment and social services.

October 24, 2018

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers

October 15, 2018

Almost any schoolchild can tell you: We prevent cavities by brushing our teeth, because that’s how you remove the sticky film containing millions of decay-causing germs.

October 5, 2018

Emily Dworkin, senior fellow in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, specializes in the mental health of sexual assault victims. 

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