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July 17, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 13
Pain reliever linked to kidney injury in endurance runners

Pain reliever linked to kidney injury in endurance runners

The common practice of taking ibuprofen for pain relief while competing in ultramarathons causes an increased risk of acute kidney injury, a Stanford study says.

 
 
Genetic tests help identify relative risk of 25 cancer-associated mutations
 

Genetic tests help identify relative risk of 25 cancer-associated mutations

Researchers assigned levels of risk to 25 mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer in a large, Stanford-led study. The results may be helpful in guiding treatment and screening recommendations.

 
In northern humans, evolution favored shorter bones — but with a painful trade-off
 

In northern humans, evolution favored shorter bones — but with a painful trade-off

Humans in Europe and Asia evolved to have shorter bones and an increased risk of osteoarthritis, a trade-off that may have helped them in colder climates, Stanford researchers say.

 
Sleep disturbances predict increased risk for suicidal symptoms, study finds
 

Sleep disturbances predict increased risk for suicidal symptoms, study finds

Among young adults at risk for suicide, highly variable sleep patterns may augur an increase in suicidal symptoms, independent of depression, a study from Stanford has found.

 
Study shows which children with autism respond best to oxytocin treatment
 

Study shows which children with autism respond best to oxytocin treatment

The brain hormone may help treat social impairments in children with autism whose baseline oxytocin levels are low before treatment, according to new Stanford findings.

 
Early cardiology care linked to lower risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
 

Early cardiology care linked to lower risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Patients with the irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation who got early cardiology care had a reduced risk of stroke, probably because they were more likely to be prescribed anticoagulants, Stanford researchers found.

 
Researchers help develop technique for assessing, reducing risk of future stroke
 

Researchers help develop technique for assessing, reducing risk of future stroke

Using health records, Stanford researchers developed an algorithm for scoring the risk of a stroke patient experiencing a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, a major risk factor for a second stroke.

 
Siblings breathe easier following double-lung transplants

Siblings breathe easier following double-lung transplants

David Diaz, 9, who has cystic fibrosis, received a pair of new lungs three years after his sister, who also has CF, underwent a double-lung transplantation.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Michaela Liedtke, Latha Palaniappan, Vanila Singh and others.


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