U.S. Provides Most Development Assistance for Health, but Lags Behind Other Nations in Spending Per Person

By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

A new study finds that while the United States consistently has provided more funding for development assistance for health (DAH) than any other country, some high-income European nations have far surpassed the U.S.’s assistance in per capita and other expenditure measurements.

Gene Variants Found to Raise Infection Risk among HIV-exposed People

By Ashlie Chandler / UW School of Public Health

University of Washington researchers have pinpointed genetic variants that markedly increase HIV infection risk among people exposed to the virus.

These variants, described in a study published earlier this month in PLOS Pathogens, raised the risk of HIV infection by two- to eight-fold.

HIV Diagnoses at Record Low in Washington State

By KING-TV

The University of Washington's Department of Global Health announced Thursday that HIV diagnoses in King County are at their lowest levels in over 30 years.

The numbers of new HIV diagnoses in King County and Washington state are at their lowest levels since 1985 and 1998, respectively, according to new data from Washington state and Public Health-Seattle & King County.

Tracking the Health Consequences of Climate Change

By Grace Harmon / The Daily, UW

As this past year has shown, Seattle’s temperate climate is by no means immune to the drastic shifts in weather brought about by climate change. Last January alone brought four crippling winter storms and Seattle saw its coldest winter since 1985. This summer broke the 1951 record for longest time without rainfall at 52 days, which led to multiple, long-lasting wildfires and hazardous air quality in the region.

Comprehensive Health Study in India Finds Rise of Non-communicable Diseases

By Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and tuberculosis, as the nation’s leading killers. The extent of this difference, however, varies significantly among the nation’s 29 states and seven union territories.

CNBC: Pollution Linked to One in Six Deaths Worldwide — and Threatens 'Survival of Human Societies'

By Sam Meredith

Pollution kills at least 9 million people every year and "threatens the continuing survival of human societies," according to research from a new landmark study.

In 2015, almost one in six deaths – an estimated 9 million globally – were found to relate to pollution in some form.

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