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An international team of researchers, including several from the University of Washington, has identified six new locations in the human genome where people could be more at risk for colorectal cancer.

A little more than two years ago, a train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, a town in eastern Canada, crushing tank cars and spilling thousands of gallons of oil that erupted into a ball of fire.

UW professor Judith Wasserheit entered Harvard Medical School at the age of 19.

Overdoses of opioid pain medications frequently occur in people who are prescribed low doses and who aren’t chronic users, according to a University of Washington-led

People who are active outside for sports or work should take care to avoid heat exhaustion in warm as well as hot weather.

Recognition of depression as a global problem has increased dramatically over the last decade, partly through the efforts of University of Washington faculty to broaden awareness and treatment in the United States.

School-based health centers in Seattle overcame billing, provider-training and other barriers to successfully provide long-acting reversible contraception to teens who otherwise likely wouldn

Heroin deaths in the Seattle-King County area rose 58 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to an annual report published today by the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.


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