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2019

Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'

The Guardian
February 13, 2019
Study says evidence ‘supports link’ between exposure to glyphosate and increased risk. “This paper makes a stronger case than previous meta-analyses that there is evidence of an increased risk of NHL due to glyphosate exposure,” said co-author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences department at the University of Washington. “From a population health point of view there are some real concerns.”
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UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

UW News
February 13, 2019
Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington. “Our analysis focused on providing the best possible answer to the question of whether or not glyphosate is carcinogenic,” said senior author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the UW departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Biostatistics. “As a result of this research, I am even more convinced that it is.”
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Glyphosate Exposure Increases Cancer Risk Up to 41%, Study Finds

EcoWatch
February 13, 2019
Senior author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the UW departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Biostatistics, told the Guardian that the EPA evaluation is wrong. "It was pretty obvious they didn't follow their own rules," she said to the publication. "Is there evidence that it is carcinogenic? The answer is yes."
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Changes in the spatial distribution of the under-five mortality rate: Small-area analysis of 122 DHS surveys in 262 subregions of 35 countries in Africa

PLOS l ONE
February 6, 2019
A team of researchers that included UW Biostatistics Professor Jon Wakefield presented discrete time-space estimates of the under-five mortality rate in 262 regions in Africa.
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Visitor Log Chronicled for the Denisovan Family Home

Sapiens
January 30, 2019
“You could say it was a Denisovan cave, and the Neanderthals just visited for a while,” says Sharon Browning, a biostatistician at the University of Washington, Seattle, who has worked on Denisovan remains but wasn’t involved with either new study. “Though the Neanderthal occupation appears to have extended for tens of thousands of years, so it was a long visit.”
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Neanderthals and Denisovans Shared a Siberian Cave for Thousands of Years, New Research Suggests

Gizmodo
January 30, 2019
UW Biostatistics Research Professor Sharon Browning is quoted in reference to two papers published today that present an updated timeline for the occupation of Denisova cave by Neanderthals and Denisovans.
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US cancer death rate has declined for at least 25 years

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News
January 10, 2019
Fred Hutch researchers Ruth Etzioni, last year’s Prentice Professor and current affiliate professor of biostatistics and health services, and UW graduate Joseph Unger (MS Biostat ‘93, PhD Health Services ‘13) weigh in on a milestone report from the American Cancer Society.
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