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Zika may cause brain damage in fetuses that is not detected with standard screening, study

Zika may cause brain damage in fetuses that is not detected with standard screening, study

The Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby’s head size is normal, according to a new study. The damage, which can be difficult to detect even with sophisticated brain scans, may also occur in children infected during early childhood and adolescence, the researchers warn.

February 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Safety Net’ hospitals face federal budget cuts

‘Safety Net’ hospitals face federal budget cuts

A double whammy of federal budget cuts might force many hospitals, particularly those that serve poor or rural communities, to scale back services or even shut their doors.

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
HIV rates at record low in King County and Washington state

HIV rates at record low in King County and Washington state

The numbers of new HIV diagnoses in King County are at their lowest level since 1998 and at the lowest level in Washington state since 1985. Much of the progress in declining infections has stemmed from high rates of HIV testing, viral suppression, and from preventive use of medication to prevent HIV.

December 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Washington state to require all health providers to undergo suicide prevention training

Washington state to require all health providers to undergo suicide prevention training

Most people who die by suicide don’t see a mental health counselor but commonly interact with healthcare providers in the weeks leading up to their suicide.

November 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Las Vegas faced a massacre. Did it have enough trauma centers?

Las Vegas faced a massacre. Did it have enough trauma centers?

Las Vegas is not only a glittering strip of casinos and hotels but a fast-growing region with more than 2 million residents — and one hospital designated as a highest-level trauma center. The deadly shooting Sunday that killed at least 59 and sent more than 500 people to area hospitals raised questions about whether that’s enough.

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Conference seeks to connect patients with metastatic breast cancer with researchers

Conference seeks to connect patients with metastatic breast cancer with researchers

The conference brings patients and caregivers together with medical professionals and scientists for the most current information on breast cancer treatments, research trials, integrative medicine, patient support and issues/advocacy for metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer.

September 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Two new cases of Legionnaire’s Disease at UW Medical Center

Two new cases of Legionnaire’s Disease at UW Medical Center

The University of Washington Medical Center has notified Public Health – Seattle & King County of two patients who were diagnosed with a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease caused by infection with Legionella bacteria. The patients’ medical histories suggest that exposure to Legionella happened while hospitalized at the center.

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Study questions reliability of diagnostic tests for herpes

Study questions reliability of diagnostic tests for herpes

Tests commonly used to diagnose oral and genital herpes are often unreliable, missing some cases of infection and, in others, identifying an infection that does not exist, UW study finds

August 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Minoans and Mycenaeans shared common ancestry ancient DNA reveals

Minoans and Mycenaeans shared common ancestry ancient DNA reveals

Since the discovery of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete and the Mycenaean civilization on the Peloponnesian peninsula of mainland Greece, there have been many theories about where these people came from and whether they were related.

August 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Understanding the night shift-cancer connection

Understanding the night shift-cancer connection

Most of us know that getting enough sleep is crucial for our health. Sleeping seven to nine hours a night keeps the body in good working order. Sleep too little or too sporadically for too long and you could fall prey to anything from diabetes to depression to cardiovascular disease. But it’s not just about how much you sleep. It’s also important when you sleep.

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More