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Perinatal patients, nurses explain how hospital pandemic policies failed them

With a lethal, airborne virus spreading fast, hospitals had to change how they treated patients and policies for how caregivers provided that treatment. But for maternity patients and nurses some of those changes had negative outcomes, according to...
7-Apr-2021 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CDC, UW study finds significant vaccine distrust within incarcerated populations, increasing risks

Fewer than half of inmates in jails and prisons surveyed in a study by the CDC and University of Washington said they would accept a COVID-19 vaccine, while the majority either said they wanted to wait before getting the vaccine or would refuse one.
1-Apr-2021 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New system that uses smartphone or computer cameras to measure pulse, respiration rate could help future personalized telehealth appointments

A University of Washington-led team has developed a method that uses the camera on a person’s smartphone or computer to take their pulse and breathing rate from a real-time video of their face.
1-Apr-2021 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Harm-reduction experts offer tips on safe drinking

For the past decade, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Washington State University, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System have conducted successful studies on harm reduction in Seattle homeless shelters. The...
23-Mar-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Could leak in blood-brain barrier cause poor memory?

One of the keys to having a healthy brain at any age is having a healthy blood-brain barrier, a complex interface of blood vessels that run through the brain. Research shows the blood-brain barrier leaks as we age, and we lose cells called...
18-Mar-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘By-the-wind sailor’ jellies wash ashore in massive numbers after warmer winters

Thanks to 20 years of observations from thousands of citizen scientists, University of Washington researchers have discovered distinct patterns in the mass strandings of by-the-wind sailors, also called Velella velella. Specifically, large...
18-Mar-2021 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mindfulness program in campus dorms, groups improved students’ mental health

Amid a growing mental health crisis among teens and young adults nationwide, a pilot program teaching mindfulness and coping techniques to students at the University of Washington has helped lower stress and improve emotional well-being.
11-Mar-2021 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Helpful behavior during pandemic tied to recognizing common humanity

A new University of Washington study finds that an identification with all humanity, as opposed to identification with a geographic area like a country or town, predicts whether someone will engage in “prosocial” behaviors particular to the...
10-Mar-2021 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites


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