UAE on Track to Eradicate Hepatitis C (The National - Features Stefan Wiktor)

The UAE is on course to eliminate hepatitis C within a decade with the help of a new strategy to wipe out the virus in “baby steps”.

The process of ‘micro-elimination’, which targets specific communities or at-risk groups one by one for screening and treatment, would help detect cases and treat patients who might not even know they had the condition, experts said.

UW Study Offers Real-Time Testing For Flu Virus (KOMO News - Features Helen Chu)

Only 10-20% of people with flu-like symptoms actually have the influenza virus. But a new study in Seattle will offer real time testing of the flu this year promising results in less than 30 minutes.

The study will take place at Harborview Medical Center and six other locations around Seattle. If you've had two flu-like symptoms: body aches, cough, or fever in the last week, you're eligible to participate in the study.

After signing a consent form, UW grad students will swab your nose and test for flu and other stuff.

Economic Effects of the Double Burden of Malnutrition (The Lancet - Features Carol Levin)

Observations from many countries indicate that multiple forms of malnutrition might coexist in a country, a household, and an individual. Health effects of the double burden of malnutrition (DBM) include those associated with both undernutrition, such as impaired childhood development and greater susceptibility to infectious diseases, and overweight, especially in terms of increased risk of added visceral fat and increased risk of non-communicable diseases.

UW study to shed light on effective strategies for cervical cancer elimination, address health disparities

A new UW study led by Ruanne Barnabas, Associate Professor, UW Department of Global Health/ International Clinical Research Center (ICRC), aims to shed light on effective strategies for cervical cancer elimination. The study will increase understanding of how a combination of screening and vaccination strategies can be used more effectively to eliminate cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Using Social Media to Prevent Perinatal Depression in Teen Moms

Keshet Ronen of the University of Washington School of Public Health recently received a $200,000 Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness grant from the University of Wisconsin to develop an innovative program that uses social media to prevent depression in young pregnant women or women who have recently given birth.

The grant was awarded by the university’s Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team. Ronen is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Global Health, which bridges the UW Schools of Public Health and Medicine.

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