Health care law’s effect on dental care
Access to dental care by low-income Americans has become the exception, rather than the rule, as fewer dentists accept Medicaid, according to a new study.
Mental-health hospitalizations of jailed kids
Depression, substance abuse and other mental health problems account for a much larger share of hospital stays for children and teenagers in the juvenile justice system than for other hospitalized adolescents.
Researchers awarded $14 million for two precision health projects
Teri Klein and Russ Altman have received NIH funding to expand two ongoing projects that publish information about the connection between patients’ genetics and their responses to prescription drugs.
El-Sayed appointed associate dean for maternal and child health
The maternal-fetal medicine expert will draw on his decades of Stanford experience to more closely integrate research and clinical care for pregnant women.
Low levels of hormone linked to social deficit in autism
In children with autism, low levels of the hormone vasopressin predict a social deficit that affects their ability to empathize with others.