Drug use caused the deaths of 332 King County residents in 2016, a new record, with opioid-involved overdoses accounting for more than two-thirds of those deaths, according to an annual report published today by the University of Washington’s
SEATTLE – Some people with achy joints and arthritis swear that weather influences their pain. New research, perhaps the deepest, data-based dive into this suggestion, finds that weather conditions in 45 U.S.
Research has identified a new way that viruses keep infected cells alive – so the viruses can use the cells to reproduce. The finding suggests it may be possible to target this process to treat viral infections.
Insect-transmitted viruses, like Powassan and West Nile, which can attack the brain in some cases, are becoming a growing public health concern. Medical scientists are trying to understand how brain cells try to fend off invading viruses.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law May 16 a measure to close loopholes and raise penalties related to cell-phone use while driving. The law is intended to reduce car crashes, fatalities and injuries, and improve traffic.