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July 26, 2018

Health promotion interventions in public housing communities have the potential to reduce obesity among residents, a new study shows.

January 16, 2019

A study of 84 twin/sibling pairs exposed to alcohol in utero shows that two fetuses exposed to identical levels of alcohol can experience strikingly different levels of neurological damage.  Risk of damage does not depend solely on the

November 19, 2018

Children living with an adult gun owner who misuses alcohol are at increased risk of self-harm and interpersonal violence, a recent study found.

August 25, 2018

Scientists have worked for nearly 80 years to produce a safe, effective vaccine for dengue, a flu-like illness that affects about 400 million people a year.

August 23, 2018

 A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol.

August 16, 2018

An individual’s history of substance use, mental disorder and arrest can indicate an elevated risk of getting shot, according to a new study in Seattle from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

July 27, 2018

New knowledge about biological processes related to the heart's electrical activity has been gained through a major genome science study. The research had the largest sample size ever of a project of this type.

July 22, 2018

With growing evidence that chemicals in food colorings, preservatives, and packaging can interfere with children's growth and development, the American Academy of Pediatrics today said reforms are urgently needed to the U.S.

May 17, 2018

Sixty-three percent of firearm-owning households in Washington state do not store their firearms locked and unloaded, according to research led by the University of Washington School of Public Health.

May 23, 2018

Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide are associated with reductions in protein and multiple key nutrients in rice, according to a new field study by an international team of scientists.

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