Proposed Ban on Assault-Style Weapons 'Makes Sense'
WA state Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week said he wants to ban assault-style weapons in Washington state. Department of Epidemiology Adjunct Professor Fred Rivara is interviewed.
New delivery strategy reduces HIV transmission in couples
The strategic delivery of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) to the members of mixed-status couples substantially reduce the risk of HIV transmission, according to a new study led by Jared Baeten.
EPA grant to help develop low-cost sensors for wood smoke
Department of Epidemiology adjunct professor Catherine Karr received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop low-cost air pollution sensors in rural Washington state. The devices will help Native American and Latino communities in the Yakima Valley reduce their exposure to wood smoke.
What's the Best Sports Drink for Kids?
Food experts and pediatricians weigh in on the marketing hype of sports drinks for our kids. Department of Epidemiology lecturer, Anne-Marie Gloster, is quoted.
Uncovering the female body’s secret protection against HIV
As researchers uncover the complexity of communities of bacteria that occupy the vagina, they are also finding ways to strengthen them, crafting new tools that not only could make women less susceptible to HIV but also improve their health overall. Professor of epidemiology, Scott McClelland, is quoted.
More students getting vaccinated in King County, but some kids still at risk
Emily Fox talks with Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County and adjunct professor of epidemiology, about vaccination trends for students in King County.
The data-poor lives of adolescents
"Data can save lives. Without it, we wouldn't know that smoking causes lung cancer and coronary disease, that helmets reduce death rates for motorcycle accidents, and that better education for women improves child survival - and much else." Op-ed by adjunct professor of epidemiology, Ali Mokdad.
Seattle’s Potential Solution for Heroin Epidemic: Places for Legal Drug Use
A task force established to combat a heroin epidemic in the Seattle metropolitan area has endorsed a strategy of establishing places where addicts would be allowed to take drugs without fear of being arrested. Adjunct professor of epidemiology, Jeffrey Duchin, is quoted.
Violence in Syria has drastically shortened the life spans of its citizens
The turbulence of the last six years in the Middle East has done more than just destabilize the region — it's knocked as many as five years off the life expectancies of local populations. Ali Mokdad, lead author and Department of Epidemiology adjunct professor, is quoted.
Novel strategy greatly reduces HIV transmission in couples
Providing HIV medication to both members of an HIV-serodiscordant couple substantially reduced the risk of transmission within that couple, according to a study led by Department of Epidemiology Professor Jared Baeten that appears this week in PLOS Medicine.