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February 4, 2014

Does caregiving cause psychological stress? Study says, it depends

The results break the longstanding belief that caregiving directly causes psychological distress, and make a case for genetics and upbringing influencing vulnerability.

January 27, 2014

‘Achieving Health for All’ is topic of 38th Annual Faculty Lecture Feb . 6

Dr. Stephen Gloyd, professor of global health and health services, will discuss creative responses to reducing inequity worldwide.

October 15, 2013

Study: Nearly 500,000 perished in Iraq war

A new study estimates nearly a half-million people died from causes attributable to the war in Iraq from 2003 through 2011. The results come from the first population-based survey since 2006 to estimate war-related deaths in Iraq, and the first study covering the conflict’s full timespan.

September 4, 2013

Researchers hope to protect against another HIV-like outbreak

Researchers examining virus transmission from monkeys to humans in Bangladesh found some people are infected with multiple strains of simian foamy virus.

August 12, 2013

Progress made in linking some forms of epilepsy to genetics

Some epilepsy patients who have both seizures and speech abnormalities share something else in common — mutations on the same gene.

August 7, 2013

UW researchers report on genome of aggressive cervical cancer that killed Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was the subject of bestselling book on the HeLa immortal cell line, the most used of its kind in labs around the world. The UW scientists are the first to publish under new policy, established through agreement with Lacks’ family.

June 5, 2013

Congolese rape survivors helped by cognitive processing therapy

Short-term therapy from paraprofessionals improved the mental health of Congolese women who suffered sexual violence.

April 29, 2013

Blast concussions could cause pituitary deficiencies in war vets

Low pituitary hormone levels can mimic symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome, but are easily treated.

April 4, 2013

Explore global health through the arts during Global Health Week

Dance, photography, cinema, theater and music will convey how the arts can make a difference in public health.

March 20, 2013

2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award goes to King Holmes for STD work

Holmes was honored for his groundbreaking work on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea and human papilloma virus.

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