Health

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Aid organizations are marking World Clubfoot Day to call attention to a simple treatment for a condition that's left millions unable to walk.

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In our increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be informed of issues and events around the globe in order to better understand and...

A relaxing visit to the nail spa can often mean coming into contact with toxic chemicals -- though some Seattle nail salons have found greener alternatives. (Photo from Flickr by Sam Breach)

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Doing nails can be a risky business — but you shouldn’t assume Seattle nail salons are harming immigrant workers.

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At a global cancer summit in Seattle, doctors and others explore unconventional ways to get chemotherapy and other treatments to all parts of the world.

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Six weeks after their friends' Chapel Hill shootings, Zeinab Abrahim and Sophia Malik reflect on the inspiring lives of Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha.

A young Maasai woman with her head shaved — part of many rites of passage in Maasai culture. (Photo from Flickr by Javier Carcamo)

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Maasai women in Kenya are finding ways to replace 'the cut' with alternative rites of passage.

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Puget Sound health officials say that some Seattle-area schools need to see a boost in vaccination rates to prevent a measles outbreak.

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With food safety scandals plaguing Asia, the Northwest's zest for organic eating is a welcome change.

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International Community Health Services (ICHS) Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is taking applications through April 1.

Ziplock bags full of Metformin, a medication used to treat diabetes, donated to Seattle's Salaam Cultural Museum for delivery to Syrian refugees in Jordan. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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Collecting unused meds and giving them to needy people overseas isn’t legal. But some Seattleites are doing it anyways.

Carol Glenn, a former Seattle nurse, collected leftover HIV/AIDS drugs to send overseas. It wasn't legal, but Glenn believed it was her duty. (Photo by Isolde Raftery / KUOW)

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At the height of the AIDS crisis, nurse Carol Glenn ran a secret pipeline to get leftover drugs from Seattle to sick people in the developing world.

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Tonight, the Washington Global Health Alliance and CodeMed are joining forces to present factual information on the Ebola outbreak to a Seattle audience.

Jocelyn (Joys) Morenno leads a Zumba class in Veracruz, Mexico. (Photo from ZumbaMexico)

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From Mexico to Moscow, the Latin-music-based fitness program Zumba has danced it's way to a global empire.

David La at the UW’s Baker Laboratory is part of a team working on potential Ebola treatments, but they’re also crowdsourcing ideas over the Internet relating to a cure. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

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As Ebola spreads at alarming rates in West Africa, local labs are leading the race for an effective treatment.

A market stall in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, which is so far still relatively Ebola-free and remains under quarantine. (Photo by Karin Huster)

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A Seattleite working on Ebola relief in Liberia reports a dismal lack of resources and staff on the front lines.

Buying bread in Gaza. (Photo by Karin Huster)

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In 2013 I traveled to Gaza to work at Al Shifa, the main hospital. Nothing prepared me for what I experienced crossing the border into Gaza, and then spending time there.

Shanghai, China shrouded in smog. Overall China emits 6.2 metric tons of CO2 per year. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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University of Washington research points to air pollution, tobacco, and diet as the deadliest drivers of disease in China.

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“Endocarditis,” Dr. Gutierrez declares in Spanish. “And you need surgery soon…” His voice grows faint and time seems to slow down. What began as a...

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Northwest immigrants and their doctors grapple with female circumcision.

Cocoa beans in a cocoa pod. These are harvested to eventually make chocolate. (Photo via Agricultural Research Service)

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Going vegan in the 1980s was a much different experience than it is today — especially if you were in Texas.

Scientists at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture work on decoding the cassava genome. (Photo from Flickr by Neil Palmer)

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By combining a resource called 1000 Genomes and the largest study of Hispanic health in the country, biostatisticians at UW hope to better understand...