Washington: Maternal Lifestyle Behaviors Impact Risk of Gestational Diabetes & Child Obesity
It isn’t enough to just quit smoking during pregnancy, say researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Expecting mothers should consider the impact several lifestyle behaviors have on their health and the well-being of their child. Dr. Sylvia Badon, who conducted the research as part of her graduate program in the School’s Department of Epidemiology, is quoted.
Firearm-safety class rates in U.S. little changed in 20 years
Only about three in five U.S. firearm owners have received any formal gun training, according to a new study from the University of Washington. Associate professor Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar led the study and is quoted.
Ask Brianna: How can I eat well and stay fit on a budget?
Professor Adam Drewnowski's study is mentioned in this column from NerdWallet. The column helps 20-somethings manage their money, find a job, and pay off student loans.
Preserving the Fogarty International Center — Benefits for Americans and the World
In his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, President Donald Trump recommended eliminating the Fogarty International Center (FIC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Although the NIH actually received increased funding in the fiscal year 2017 budget that was signed on May 5, the FIC — a leader of U.S. global health research efforts for the past 50 years — may be vulnerable in upcoming negotiations over the 2018 budget. Dr. Paul Drain, adjunct assistant professor, co-authored the article.
Opioid Prescriptions Fall After 2010 Peak, C.D.C. Report Finds
The amount of opioid painkillers prescribed in the United States peaked in 2010, a new federal analysis has found, with prescriptions for higher, more dangerous doses dropping most sharply — by 41 percent — since then. Dr. Bruce Psaty, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, is quoted.
Opioid prescriptions dropped but remain high, CDC says
Opioids continue to be prescribed at high rates, a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds, even as drug overdoses remain the leading cause of accidental death in the country, killing more people than guns or car accidents. Dr. Bruce Psaty, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, is quoted.
Legal Fireworks are Likely the Most Dangerous Kinds, Washington Researchers Say
About 10, 500 people are treated every year for fireworks-related injuries in the United States, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. A new study from the University of Washington suggests certain fireworks that are legal to buy in most states are likely the most dangerous. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, associate professor of epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health, and Dr. Alex Quistberg, who took part in the study as a PhD student in the School’s Department of Epidemiology, were co-authors.
Guns in America: The worrying relationship between school-bullying and gun violence
Ph.D. student Maayan Simckes writes about the alarmingly high risk of gun injury for bullied teens who have access to a loaded gun.
Experts May Disagree on Skin Cancer Diagnoses
Experts tasked with identifying skin cancer in laboratories often disagree over diagnoses, according to a new study from the University of Washington. Nearly one in five suspected cases of skin cancer are likely diagnosed as more advanced than they really are, researchers found. Similarly, nearly one in five are likely diagnosed as less severe when they’re actually more severe. Adjunct professor, Dr. Joann Elmore, led the study and is quoted.
Washington Dean’s Landmark Study Recognized by the Society of Environmental Epidemiology
Dr. Joel Kaufman, professor of epidemiology and interim dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health, is lead author of the best environmental epidemiology paper published in 2016, according to the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE).