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You’ve heard of mystery shopping, where market researchers snoop around to gather information on products or services.

In the first five months of 2014, measles cases reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have exceeded those reported in all of 2013.

From 2008 to 2012, health-care spending in the United States grew just 4.2 percent a year, the slowest growth the country has seen in five decades.
 

Eating processed meat is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and, for about one-third of the general population who carry a common genetic variant, the risk of eating processed meat is even higher compared to those who do not.

Howard Frumkin, dean of UW’s School of Public Health, is also a scientist who for 15 years has paid attention to health impacts of climate change.

Joining a gang in adolescence has significant social consequences in adulthood beyond criminal behavior, even after a person leaves the gang.

As peak flu season begins, the number of cases is increasing in King County, mirroring the increase reported nationwide, said Dr.

Katie McCabe, a grad student in UW’s School of Public Health, highlights the rationale for immunizing infants and children early in life.

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