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September 24, 2018

Two studies from the University of Washington School of Medicine say seeing a doctor may not be the best option if you have low-back pain.

September 21, 2018

Genital herpes is surprisingly common and highly stigmatized in society, yet there's no vaccine or cure.

September 21, 2018

The UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) is collaborating with farmworkers and other UW researchers to evaluate the health and living conditions of farmworkers in Whatcom and Skagit counties through surveys a

September 26, 2018

The lack of new antibiotics is among the most critical challenges facing medicine. Researchers have been on the hunt for new drugs to combat "superbugs" that cannot be penetrated by current antibiotics.

September 21, 2018

Since 2003, researchers have noticed that scientists tend to study the same genes, over and over. And the genes that become popular aren't necessarily the most interesting ones, they say.  It may be decades before all the genes are studied. 

September 19, 2018

A prompt, appropriate medical response nearly doubles the likelihood of survival among competitive young athletes who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest during exercise, a new study shows.

September 18, 2018

The therapeutic use of virtual reality, be it for pain or fear, actually piggybacks off the use and development of video games, said Hunter Hoffman, a research scientist at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

September 18, 2018

Not everyone agrees there is a sperm apocalypse and that the demise of the human race is imminent.  

October 4, 2018

A large, multiethnic study of healthy individuals found that high blood levels of an inflammatory marker are linked with long-term decline of kidney function.

September 14, 2018

An analysis of nearly 4,000 mutations deliberately engineered into the BRCA1 gene will immediately benefit people undergoing genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk.

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