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July 18, 2019

Operating rooms are a precious resource. They may account for 50 percent of a hospital’s revenues and cost as much as $80 a minute. But figuring out how much time to allot for a surgery is a challenge every hospital faces.

July 17, 2019

A molecular test, proven more effective than thick blood smears at detecting malaria parasites earlier in an infection, has now received Food and Drug Administration qualification for certain types of clinical trials.

July 16, 2019

A $4.2 million grant to UW Medicine’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) will support projects focused on prescription-opioid abuse, suicide, older adult falls, and pediatric concussion in Washington state and the Pacific

July 11, 2019

It’s possible to take precancerous cells back in time, so to speak, revealing individual DNA mutations in their earliest state and the likely sequence in which those mutations were acquired, according to scientists in Seattle.  

July 8, 2019

New research suggests that people who undergo dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease tend to be overly optimistic about their life expectancy, relative to national mortality data for that patient population.

July 5, 2019

To people trying to help a survivor of sexual assault, take note. Saying the following could lead to serious harm:

“At least it wasn’t worse!”

“Let’s take your mind off of this.”

July 3, 2019

As medical science links certain genetic mutations with a greater variety of cancers, the names for these risk syndromes are falling out of step.

July 3, 2019

New findings show how a genetically aberrant, fused protein promotes a rare form of liver cancer in adolescents and young adults.

July 2, 2019

Drug and alcohol use caused the deaths of 415 King County residents in 2018, up from 379 in 2017, according to two new reports published today by Public Health – Seattle & King County and the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse

June 24, 2019

The American Heart Association today announced a concerted research effort toward sudden cardiac