Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

The mobile app uses an algorithm to determine when women are fertile and should abstain from unprotected sex. In effect, it’s a form of the calendar method.

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