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Providence and WSU start new pediatric residency in Spokane

The program is the first in Eastern Washington. It promises not only to help improve children’s healthcare in Spokane but also foster aspiring physicians from the region.

Backpack Journalism Program will cover global health in Kenya

This spring break, the Murrow College of Communication 2023 Backpack Journalism expedition travels to Nairobi, Kenya where students will report on research from the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health and related topics.

CBD shows promise for reducing cigarette smoking

Cannabidiol or CBD, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, inhibits the metabolism of nicotine, new WSU-led research has found, meaning it could help tobacco users curb the urge for that next cigarette.

Youth cannabis vaping highest in medical marijuana states

More U.S. high school seniors reported vaping cannabis in states where it is legal only for medical purposes than states where all adult use is permitted, according to a WSU study.