Improving Survival Rate of Malnourished Children Critical – Researchers Say

By Agnes Kyotalengerire / New Vision

The three-day meeting attracted investigators from the six collaborating countries of Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Pakistan who admit malnourished children, follow them through hospitalization and then six months after.

Zika Brain Damage May Go Undetected in Pregnancy

By Leila Gray / UW Medicine

“Current criteria using head size to diagnose Zika-related brain injury fail to capture more subtle brain damage that can lead to significant learning problems and mental health disorders later in life,” said Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, Professor Global Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Washington's Schools of Public Health and Medicine, who specializes in maternal and fetal infections. “We are diagnosing only the tip of the iceberg.”

Amazon Joins with Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan to Form Health-care Company

By Matt Day / The Seattle Times

The three U.S. corporate giants say their new venture will work to improve employee care and lower costs "free from profit-making incentives and constraints."

Amazon  — thought for years to be weighing an entry into health care — landed there with an unexpected splash Tuesday, revealing plans to form a joint venture with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase that’s charged with lowering the cost of caring for employees.

How Fetal Infections Lead to Adult Heart Disease

By Leila Gray / UW Medicine

Recent studies indicate that infants born prematurely have a higher risk of developing heart disease later in life. Now, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle have shown that, in preterm animal models, inflammation due to infection can disrupt the activity of genes crucial for normal heart development.

An STI That You Probably Don't Even Know about Is Becoming Common and Resistant to Medications

By Melissa Matthews / Newsweek

You’ve likely never heard of, or been tested for it, but a sexually transmitted infection that’s fairly common could now be resistant to antibiotic medications. Mycoplasma genitalium, or MG, is not a new bacteria and was first identified in the 1980s. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is more common than gonorrhea and chlamydia, though it's not as easily recognized as the other two.

‘I just wanted off the plane’: Sexual Assaults Often Unreported by Airlines, so UW Alumni Starts Campaign

Sexual assault of women on commercial flights happens regularly, yet victims often receive minimal support from airline staff and there are few prosecutions of perpetrators. Allison Dvaladze, a graduate of UW's Department of Global Health Master of Public Health (MPH) program, was sexually assaulted on a Delta flight from Seattle to Amsterdam in 2016 and since then has mounted a one-woman campaign to bring attention to what she soon realized is a recurring problem, and to push for some way to address it.

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