Senator Patty Murray, Experts Meet at UW to Discuss Global Health Security

By Manisha Jha / The Daily

UW Provost Mark Richards joined Sen. Patty Murray and seven global health security experts in Kane Hall on Monday morning to discuss the future of global health in a violent world. The event was hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security.

Half of U.S. Breast Surgeons may Advise Unneeded Lymph Node Removal

By Reuters / Lisa Rapaport

For women with early-stage breast cancer, many surgeons would advise extensive removal of the lymph nodes under the armpits even though recent evidence shows this doesn’t improve survival or the odds of cancer recurring, a U.S. study found.

Nearly half of breast cancer surgeons surveyed said they would recommend the procedure, known as axillary node dissection, despite modern guidelines that recommend against it.

The CDC Won’t Tell You One Reason Mosquito-borne Disease is on The Rise

By Nicole Karlis / Salon

According to the Centers for Disease Control monthly report, vector-borne diseases have nearly tripled since 2004.

Mosquito and tick-borne diseases are on the rise in the United States. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has issued its monthly Vital Signs report just in time for summer 2018.

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