The idea of robot companions for older adults is considered "unseemly and unthinkable," says Nancy Jecker, a professor of bioethics and humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Social isolation is worsening and detrimental to health. A bioethicist sees an opportunity: robot companions for seniors.
Can your genes indicate if you're more likely to have erectile dysfunction?
Comparative study involved 182 patients; findings for male patients diverged from previous research.
In the first study that examines healthcare providers' attitudes toward lesbian women and gay men, researchers found widespread implicit bias.
A confluence of factors raises lesbians' risk for cervical cancer, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Nursing.
A topic under-represented in the realm of global health, LGBT rights, is taking center stage this weekend at an international event hosted by UW. The Western Regional International Health Conference will discuss issues such as anti-LGBT violence
As the repression of sexual minorities in many nations around the world becomes visible, the call for social justice and equality is also gaining strength.