Evidence narcolepsy a 'hit-and-run' disease
A swine flu vaccine may have caused rare cases of narcolepsy by stimulating antibodies to attack brain cells that help regulate sleep.
For teens, anti-smoking message incomplete
Adolescents get clear messages about the harms of smoking cigarettes, but they receive conflicting or sparse information about marijuana and e-cigarettes, a study finds.
How neurons control muscle movement
New research involving people diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease sheds light on how individual neurons control muscle movement in humans — and could help in the development of better brain-controlled prosthetic devices.
Getting under the skin of others
Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith discusses her relationship to her own skin and how as a writer and actor she gets under the skin of her characters.
Cystic fibrosis deadlier for Hispanic than non-Hispanic patients
In California, Hispanic patients with cystic fibrosis were three times as likely to die from the disease as their non-Hispanic counterparts, despite similar access to specialty care, a new study shows.
Stanford Medicine magazine shows some skin — and all its complexity
The summer issue goes deep on the most superficial part of the body: skin. Also included is an excerpt from a new biography of polio-vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk and an article on the growing number of castoff donor hearts.