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    At-home tests are effective in detecting COVID-19, say Seattle researchers

    At-home tests are effective in detecting COVID-19, say Seattle researchers

    Tests people can take themselves at home work about as well at detecting COVID-19 as tests given by health care providers, according to Seattle researchers. They say self-administered tests could play a big role in confronting coronavirus, as well as future outbreaks.

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    Ruckelshaus, who started EPA and defied Nixon in Watergate, dies at 87

    Ruckelshaus, who started EPA and defied Nixon in Watergate, dies at 87

    This interview with the late Bill Ruckelshaus originally aired in March 2017. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Read a full obituary here .

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    Research Finds 71 Percent Of Tumors Misidentified In Children With Rare Cancer

    Research Finds 71 Percent Of Tumors Misidentified In Children With Rare Cancer

    The standard thing to do when a child is treated for brain cancer is to put some of the tumor cells under a microscope, and see what kind of cancer it is. But new research led by Dr. Jim Olson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s compared that type of diagnosis with results of genetic testing of the same tumors and found that 71 percent were actually another type altogether.

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    Seattle Neurologists Find New Way To Detect And Monitor Concussions In Student Athletes

    Seattle Neurologists Find New Way To Detect And Monitor Concussions In Student Athletes

    (Updated at 12:30 pm, January 29, 2017 to correct the spelling of Dr. Ojemann's name.) New research on concussions in young athletes may be the key to better treating or monitoring the injuries. The study, published in the journal "Neurology," was conducted at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It was indirectly funded by the National Football League, part of the millions of dollars the NFL has spent on concussion research.

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    Models Reveal How Intense Shaking Would Be During 9.0 Quake In Pacific Northwest

    Models Reveal How Intense Shaking Would Be During 9.0 Quake In Pacific Northwest

    Scientists say it’s not a matter of if, but of when a devastating earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington researchers have now done detailed simulations to find out just how intense the shaking from such a quake off the Oregon and Washington coast would be.

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    Cranky Knees and Hips? Don't Blame The Rain

    Cranky Knees and Hips? Don't Blame The Rain

    After such a glorious summer in the Pacific Northwest, you might be gearing up for the achy joints that many people swear come with cold, wet weather. But a local researcher says your knees could actually get a break when the weather changes.

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