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Ask Brianna: How can I eat well and stay fit on a budget?

The Seattle Times, Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

New England Journal of Medicine, Thursday, July 6, 2017

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 New York Times, Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

CNN, Thursday, July 6, 2017

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.

Guns in America: The worrying relationship between school-bullying and gun violence

Newsweek, Saturday, July 1, 2017

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

Huffington Post, Friday, June 30, 2017

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

ASPPH, Thursday, June 29, 2017

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).

Washington Study Finds Bullied Students More Likely to Report Access to a Loaded Gun

ASPPH, Thursday, June 29, 2017

School-age adolescents who experience bullying are three times more likely to report access to a loaded gun, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Maayan Simckes, a PhD student in epidemiology, led the study and Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, assistant professor, was a co-author.

Study examines accuracy of melanoma biopsy findings

HSNewsBeat, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New research indicates that pathologists are likely to agree when lesions are benign or highly malignant, but often disagree when gray-area lesions are less obviously characterized. What’s more, the pathologists in the study not only often disagreed with the interpretations of a consensus reference panel of experts, they also often disagreed with their own interpretations when shown the same biopsy samples eight or more months later. The study was led by Dr. Joann G. Elmore, an adjunct professor int he Department of Epidemiology.

UW Medicine study pinpoints the most dangerous type of fireworks

Inlander, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A first-of-its-kind study by University of Washington Medicine researchers has identified the type of fireworks that cause the most severe injuries — shell-and-mortar fireworks. The study shows that regular off-the-shelf, legal shell-and-mortar fireworks account for nearly 40 percent of fireworks-related injuries resulting in hospitalization, and 86 percent of overall fireworks injuries among adults. Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, associate professor of epidemiology, worked on the study.