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April 30, 2018

She took one hit of heroin and “ended up dead for a few seconds,” recounted UW Medicine psychiatrist Richard Ries, describing a patient.  Years later, though, the woman got married and returned to college.

April 30, 2018

A large study offers more evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life, with repeated injuries and severe ones posing the greatest danger.

April 27, 2018

Opioids, powerful medications prescribed to reduce people's pain from acute injuries and chronic illnesses, have led to millions of addicted Americans and thousands of overdose deaths.

April 27, 2018

Even as scientific experts applauded the arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect, some expressed unease at reports that detectives in California had used a public genealogy database to identify him. 

April 26, 2018

"Some allergies are more prevalent indoors or outdoors, so that might be a hint as to what you might be allergic to," said Dr. Jay Patel with UW Medicine. "So typically tree, grass and weed pollens affect you when you're outdoors.

April 25, 2018

Opiates "clearly have been overprescribed since the late 1990's," says Dr. David Tauben, chief of pain medicine at UW Medicine in Seattle.  He weighs in on action by the U.S.

April 25, 2018

Dr. Nora Disis, director of UW Medicine's Cancer Vaccine Institute, said her lab came at the problem by treating cancer, as they did a flu vaccine. 

April 24, 2018

Baseball player Danny Farquhar is recovering after surgery for a ruptured brain aneurysm, which he sustained during a game April 20.  An aneurysm is a weak, bubble-like area on a blood vessel. 

April 24, 2018

"Members of a government ethics panel have renewed their criticisms of a controversial study in which volunteers are to be deliberately infected with the Zika virus.

April 20, 2018

Many children hospitalized in the U.S. for brain injuries don't receive all the rehabilitation services needed for them to potentially make a full recovery, a new study suggests. 

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