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Western Washington is known for moderate summer temperatures, but two just-published studies make clear the peril of King County's hottest days.

A team of University of Washington researchers is studying the overall fitness and health risks faced by gillnet fishermen along Alaska’s Copper River, famous for its salmon.

Relief activities in Nepal after the magnitude 7.8 Himalayan earthquake April 25 will last indefinitely. The real effects of the devastating earthquake will emerge and continue for years, said Biraj

SLIDESHOW: Each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs. Yesterday April 29  the University of Washington commemorated Worker Memorial Day to honor those who died in 2014 from a work-relat

Dr. Christopher Murray is an expert on the world’s health problems, and on how people live and die.

To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day — less than a teaspoon of salt.
 

An overview of the U.S. food system and its impact on public health includes nuggets you may find hard to digest:

Everyone in the world should have access to 44 surgical procedures.

Noah Simon, UW assistant professor of biostatistics, is using big data to develop open-source software that could help other scientists better understand diseases.

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