Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Lung Association. There are no effective medicines that reduce mortality from the disease.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) announced today, Wednesday, Jan. 25, the foundation’s commitment to invest $279 million in IHME to expand its work over the
Traces of protein changes that have occurred over millions of years of evolution have allowed scientists to quickly decipher the 3-D shape of hundreds of proteins. Previously, these structures had remained a long-standing puzzle.
In suburban Nepal less than half of the adults with high blood pressure know they have it, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
A group of Washington state soccer players who developed cancer did not do so at a higher-than-expected rate, compared with all soccer players of a similar age range and playing experience, the state Department of Health announced today.
Primary-care doctors make first-line decisions about which patients – say, with an abnormal mole or a gastric complaint – should be referred out for cancer tests that are often expensive, invasive or difficult to schedule quickly.