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Some men who take high doses of selenium and vitamin E supplements could increase their risk of aggressive prostate cancer, according to a recent study led by Dr.

In a major advance, researchers at the University of Washington have successfully restored damaged heart muscle of monkeys using heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells.

A UW Medicine neonatalogist is the lead investigator of a clinical trial to determine whether the hormone erythropoietin, known commonly as EPO, can help premature infants against the threat of disability a

A common treatment for sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, may be associated with the suppression of cancer-related genes.

Wealthy nations, aid groups, U.N. agencies and other charitable organizations set a record for global health aid in 2013, supplanting national governments as funding sources.

University of Washington research is helping clean up lead contamination in a village near Hanoi, Vietnam, where children suffer from high levels of exposure.

Eating processed meat is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and, for about one-third of the general population who carry a common genetic variant, the risk of eating processed meat is even higher compared to those who do not.

A group of University of Washington scientists is seeking broad, versatile countermeasures effective against several different kinds of viruses and other pathogens.

Fifty-seven percent of physicians correctly assessed female patients’ risk for ovarian cancer and 62 percent correctly assessed their risk for colon cancer in a

Every year ivory poachers kill upward of 50,000 African elephants, reducing that population from an estimated 1.3 million in 1979 to 350,000 today. The trend could make African elephants extinct within a decade.
 

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