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Mumps Outbreaks: Why Do We Care and is the Vaccine Working?

Public Health Insider, Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thirty-one cases of mumps (6 confirmed, 25 probable) have been identified in King County. Of the confirmed/probable cases, many are up-to-date on the MMR vaccine. Jeff Duchin, adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Officer at Public Health - Seattle & King County, answers the pressing question: is the vaccine working?

Chocolate vs. Vegetables: The True Environmental Costs

BBC, Sunday, November 27, 2016

When it comes to carbon emissions, certain unhealthy snacks may carry an unexpected blessing compared to healthier options. Department of Epidemiology professor, Adam Drenowski, is quoted.

An Interview with Dr. Adam Drewnowski, Obesity and Health Disparities Researcher

foodtank, Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Adam Drewnowski, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition, has dedicated his career to research on obesity and social disparities in diet and health. Food Tank sat down with him to learn about his research into food price as a link between climate change and obesity. 

UW has 29 faculty on list of ‘highly cited researchers’ for 2016

UW Today, Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Twenty-nine University of Washington faculty members are among a list of the year’s most highly cited researchers in the natural and social sciences. Among them is Department of Epidemiology Professor, Bruce Psaty.

Study: 3 Arthritis Pain Drugs Affect the Heart Equally

Associated Press, Monday, November 21, 2016

A new study gives some reassurance to arthritis sufferers who want pain relief but are worried about side effects. It finds that Celebrex, a drug similar to ones withdrawn 12 years ago for safety reasons, is no riskier for the heart than some other prescription pain pills that are much tougher on the stomach. Bruce Psaty is quoted.

Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements

New York Times, Monday, November 14, 2016

A recent study, published in October in JAMA, found that overall use of dietary supplements by adults in this country has remained stable from 1999 through 2012, although some supplements have fallen out of favor while the use of others has increased. Lead author Elizabeth Kantor, is an alumna of the Department of Epidemiology.

The Truth About Dairy Fats

Today's Dietician, Monday, November 7, 2016

The connection between saturated fats and cardiovascular disease has been called into question in recent years, and so has the assumption that all saturated fat-rich foods are nutritionally equal. Experts in nutritional science weigh in on the debate. Marian Neuhouser, Mario Kratz is quoted.

UW Alumna Named Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund

In House (Epi), Friday, October 28, 2016

University of Washington School of Public Health alumna Natalia Kanem (MPH 1990, Epidemiology) of Panama, was named Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director (Programme) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and succeeds Kate Gilmore of Australia.

Accidental Firearm Injuries May Be Linked to the Cycle of Violence, Washington Study Finds

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, October 28, 2016

Among patients hospitalized for accidental injuries, those harmed by guns are more likely to have a history of violence and are at high risk of committing a violent crime in the future, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Washington: Antiretrovirals Pose Low Risk to Nursing Mothers and their Babies

ASPPH Friday Letter, Thursday, October 20, 2016

Breastfeeding mothers can safely take antiretroviral medicine to prevent HIV infection without posing a risk to their babies, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Lead author, Dr. Kenneth Mugwanya, is a Ugandan physician and earned a PhD in the Department of Epidemiology.