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Study: Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk

In this study of 3,000 adults with cataracts, the risk of developing dementia was lower in participants who underwent cataract removal compared with those who didn’t.
2-Dec-2021 5:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

New tech gives kidney stone patients options

Using high-frequency waves, the new treatment pushes smaller stones from the bottom of the kidney toward the ureter. The procedure allows for an office visit instead of surgery.
2-Dec-2021 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Kids, teens believe girls aren’t interested in computer science, study shows

Children as young as age 6 develop stereotypes that girls aren't interested in computer science and engineering, according to new research from the University of Washington and the University of Houston.
17-Nov-2021 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Wearable device can detect and reverse opioid overdose

A research team at the University of Washington has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a...
19-Nov-2021 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Single-dose HPV vaccine highly effective, researchers say

A randomized controlled trial of 2,275 women in Kenya showed that a single dose of the HPV vaccine was highly effective. The current standard for women is three doses. This news could greatly hasten the pace of vaccinations and brings renewed energy...
18-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A chatbot can help doctors better understand incoming emergency department patients' social needs

A team led by the UW developed a chatbot that could ask emergency department visitors about social needs, including housing, food, access to medical care and physical safety.
17-Nov-2021 5:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Serious mental illness? There’s an app for that

Researchers created a smartphone app with daily game-like exercises to help people with a serious mental illness (bipolar, schizophrenia, major depression) reassess their beliefs. The app was tested among 315 people in 45 states recruited through...
16-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers examine links to cognitive decline of hearing loss, military service, and timeliness of diagnosis

In recent studies, researchers find 1) Few people get a timely diagnosis of dementia, especially if they are of color with no college degree. 2) No dementia risk in members of military over 65. 3) Link to hearing and dementia.
16-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites


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UW Medicine's Dr. Emily Godfrey can comment on abortion access rights, and studies she's led looking at access during the pandemic.

3-Sep-2021 8:20 AM EDT

Climate Change to Fuel Increase in Human-Wildlife Conflict

Climate change is further exacerbating human-wildlife conflicts by straining ecosystems and altering behaviors, both of which can deepen the contacts — and potential competition — between people and animals.
29-Jul-2021 3:25 PM EDT

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'We need to be patient' — UW's Dawn Lehman on the collapse of the Champlain Towers

9-Jul-2021 3:50 PM EDT

New Guidelines For Psychosis Called A Watershed Moment For Advancing Care For People With Schizophrenia

17-Jun-2021 3:40 PM EDT

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‘Our democracy is fundamentally at stake’ — UW’s Jake Grumbach on limits to voter access

9-Jun-2021 2:10 PM EDT

Doctor in India shares view of COVID-19 crisis

30-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT

‘Reservoir of disease’ within young population shows challenge for states' reopening plans

25-Mar-2021 4:35 PM EDT

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Resident’s NEJM essay discusses combating anti-Asian hate

Dr. James Lee is a Korean-American resident in psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His perspective, “Combating anti-Asian sentiment — a practical guide for clinicians,” was published March 24 in The New England...
24-Mar-2021 5:15 PM EDT

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