A man takes a breath test to measure his blood alcohol content.
January 30, 2023

A bill proposed in the Washington State Legislature, if passed, could make Washington state just the second in the United States to lower its legal blood alcohol content level to drive from .08 to .05.

A dab of cannabis.
November 29, 2022

Washington state’s pioneering move to legalize recreational cannabis has resulted not only in widely available leaf versions of the drug, but also high-potency “dabs” and vapes whose levels of THC, the psychoactive part of cannabis, are well abo

November 29, 2022

UW researchers produced a document to help legislators understand the downsides of manufactured, highly potent concentrates.

Man giving himself insulin
February 18, 2020

More than 25% of diabetics in the United States are rationing their insulin supply because of costs, a recent study found. Type 1 diabetics need the medication to survive.

November 21, 2019

Mental-health researchers examine which factors influence policymakers’ decisions to support treatments that showed success in trials.

MMR vaccine
April 25, 2019

Measles vaccine legislation is now on Gov. Jay Inslee's desk.

July 30, 2018

Changes proposed to Title X policy by the Trump administration would make Planned Parenthood and other providers ineligible for federal funding.

July 25, 2018

Much has been made about the fact that genetic information that people agree to submit online helped lead police to a suspect in a long unsolved crime, involving the so-called "Golden State Killer." Less reported is the fact that two people in t

April 25, 2018

Opiates "clearly have been overprescribed since the late 1990's," says Dr. David Tauben, chief of pain medicine at UW Medicine in Seattle.  He weighs in on action by the U.S.

March 27, 2018

She introduced a bill to fund heart research of South Asians, whose risk for heart disease is much higher than the general population's. 


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