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February 9, 2018

The University of Washington's Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) has received a nearly $3 million grant from the U.S.

February 8, 2018

On the island of Lihir in Papua New Guinea (pop. 16,092), researchers made a massive effort to wipe out an infectious disease called yaws.

February 7, 2018

Each year about 45 million Americans go on a diet, but many have no idea that they could be changing their microbiome in the process.

February 6, 2018

If you were diagnosed with glioblastoma — a brain cancer that, with conventional chemotherapy and radiation treatment, is usually fatal within 12 to 15 months — would you try a novel therapy that might buy you an additional five months (on avera

January 31, 2018

Here’s the good news. Alzheimer’s is a slow-growing disease that can lay latent for 15 years before developing into dementia and research suggests there are ways to slow the disease's progression. 

January 26, 2018

A study from United Kingdom-based researchers found that mice that sustain a cut during the day heal faster than those similarly injured at night – indicating that mammals’ circadian

January 18, 2018

An advance directive, or living will, is routinely recommended for patients facing serious illness. Most health directives, however, fail to cover the common scenario of Alzheimer’s disease. 

January 17, 2018

Globally 2 billion people are overweight, says a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based at UW Medicine in Seattle.

January 11, 2018

Women who experience common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats appear to have an 18 percent greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new st

January 11, 2018

The New York Times recently addressed the topic of people over age 75 taking statins for the prevention of heart disease.

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