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May 17, 2018

Sixty-three percent of firearm-owning households in Washington state do not store their firearms locked and unloaded, according to research led by the University of Washington School of Public Health.

May 1, 2018

There are two places where romaine lettuce comes from in the United States: Arizona and California.

March 30, 2018

"The default response after a major disaster is often to rebuild as quickly as possible. This typically means replicating what existed before the storm.

February 9, 2018

The University of Washington's Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) has received a nearly $3 million grant from the U.S.

October 9, 2017

The key to reducing firearm deaths in the United States is to understand and reduce exposure to the cause, just like in any epidemic, and in this case that is guns.

September 6, 2017

Hurricane Harvey left many people in need emergency health care in the Houston area. 

August 22, 2017

We know that connecting with nature is good for our health, thanks to a growing body of evidence. But how do we measure a “dose” of nature? Do we get the same benefits from having plants in our offices that we do from gardening in our yards?

August 18, 2017

Nearly a thousand scientists and activists from the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia are scheduled to attend the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences Aug. 20-24 in Seattle.

Certain illnesses in household pets could be warnings of household or neighborhood toxic exposures to people.

Certain groups of immigrants tend to be healthier than people born in the United States. Some of that paradoxical health advantage might carry over to the infants of foreign-born women.  

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