Americans are living longer lives, but we are living out these longer lives with chronic illnesses in large part due to our lifestyle choices, including eating unhealthy diets, failing to exercise, smoking, and using alcohol and drugs.
We’re living longer, but many of us are living with chronic illnesses that significantly lower the quality of our lives, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Washington.
Group Health Cooperative must cut $250 million over the next 16 months through layoffs, better cost control and some reorganization at the top, reports Seattle Times health reporter Carol Ostrom.
Seattle has become a major center for global health research, activism and philanthropy. But how much do you know about U.S. global health activities? The Kaiser Family Foundation has created a quick 10-question quiz to test your global health chops. Take the quiz. The answers might surprise you..
How do you live knowing you might have an Alzheimer’s gene? Applying lessons from Africa to tackle AIDS in D.C. Taking pills to boost your grades. Caring for farmworkers.
U.S. has a higher rate of babies born too early than more than 125 other countries, including Rwanda, Uzbekistan, China and Latvia, according a new report produced by 50 organizations, including the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), an initiative of Seattle Children’s.
Dr. Corey is an expert in virology, immunology and vaccine development. His research has focused on herpes viruses, HIV and other viral infections, particularly those associated with cancer.
Davis will oversee PATH’s annual budget of $305 million, a staff of nearly 1,200, and a portfolio of projects based in PATH offices in 22 countries. He succeeds Dr. Christopher J. Elias, who left PATH to become president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The U.S. may soon start seeing a rising number of untreatable cases of gonorrhea unless new drugs can be found to combat emerging strains that are resistant to existing antibiotics, scientists warn in this week’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. “It is time to sound the alarm,” said the UW’s Dr. Judy Wasserheit, one of the authors of the journal article.
To mark World AIDS Day, the UW’s Dr. James Kublin, executive director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, would like to debunk the top 10 myths about HIV vaccine research.
Despite a recession, the number of jobs in Washington state’s life sciences sector rose 9 percent from 2007 through the first quarter of this year, according to a report released at the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Associations 2011 Governor’s Life Sciences Annual.
In his new positions, Dr. Christopher Elias will focus on developing integrated health-care delivery of interventions for the developing world.
A malaria vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company GSK and Seattle’s PATH has been shown to halve the risk of severe malaria in African children.