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Fewer than half of Americans have gotten a flu shot so far this flu season. This might be a bad sign for a season that could be potentially severe, infectious-disease experts said Thursday.

The world is getting fatter, and – despite progress in many countries – more people than ever are smoking. Marie Ng of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation led efforts to gather the evidence for these findings. 

Dehydration. Heat stroke. Asthma. Broken bones.

Chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste and medicines are being detected in surface waters and fish nationwide.

Health Alliance International has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with struggling nations for 25 years.

If data indicated that you were exposed to harmful noise levels at work, would you do anything about it?
If a personalize phone app suggested that a walk in the park tended to improve your mood, would you
step out more often?

Quarantining 50,000 poor people in Monrovia, Liberia, as a response to the Ebola virus outbreak was an overly desperate measure reflecting the lack of basic public health infrastructure in much of Africa.

A "strong disconnect" exists between employers in low-wage industries and their employees about the value of workplace wellness programs, University of Washington researchers report in a new study.

With reports of Ebola transmission quickly gaining a mass audience, a study of Seattle-area people who became ill while traveling is a timely reminder of precautions easily taken.

In July, UW graduate Jillian Pintye accepted a prestigious Young Investigator Award at the 20th International AIDS Conference.


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