Drug disarms deadly C. difficile
A drug that blocks the intestinal pathogen without killing resident, beneficial microbes may prove superior to antibiotics, currently the front-line treatment for the infection.
Exploring IOM’s diagnostic-error report
A landmark Institute of Medicine report has found that despite dramatic improvements in patient safety over the last 15 years, diagnostic errors have been the critical blind spot of health-care providers.
Why binge drinking may lead to alcoholism
A new study in mice shows that restoring the synthesis of a key brain chemical tied to inhibiting addictive behavior may help prevent alcohol cravings following binge drinking.
New center looks to define concussion
The Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center was established last year to define objective criteria for diagnosing concussions, and to treat adults and children based on the physical response of the brain.
Children's hospital to tap sustainable water practices
Architects, designers and planners for the expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are working to significantly reduce water consumption.
Public health impact of e-cigarettes subject of Oct. 26 forum
National health experts will debate whether e-cigarettes will improve public health by replacing tobacco cigarettes or damage public health by renormalizing smoking.