Topic List : Health Policy
High cost of fewer measles vaccinations
A 5 percent drop in childhood measles vaccination levels would cause annual measles cases to triple, according to researchers at Stanford and Baylor.
Helping women identify their risk for cancer
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.
Preventing HIV among drug users
As more people inject drugs like heroin, the risk of an HIV outbreak from shared needles increases. Stanford researchers examined four methods that could be cost-effective in preventing an outbreak.
Conference on children, immigration
The Child Health and Immigration Conference on May 25 will bring together Stanford researchers, policymakers and community leaders to discuss the effects of immigration policies on kids.
Dementia care falls mainly on women
As the population ages, a surge in patients with dementia will place an inordinate burden on working women, risking “hard-fought gains for equality in the workplace,” according to Stanford researchers.
Children’s health care on the line
If Medicaid funding is compromised, it destabilizes the entire children’s health care system on two fronts, writes the president and CEO of Stanford Children’s Health.
Gun sales spiked after mass shootings
In the six weeks after the Newtown and San Bernardino mass shootings, handguns sales jumped in California, yet there is little research on why — or on the implications for public health, according to a Stanford researcher.
Initial hospital costs of gun injuries $6.6 billion
Stanford researchers report that the $6.6 billion figure is just the tip of the iceberg: It does not include costs of emergency room visits or hospital readmissions.
Bias hunters looking in the right places
The biggest single source of bias across all fields of science comes from so-called small-study effects, Stanford researchers report.
Experts: Funding ban harms women
“The reinstatement of the Mexico City policy is a stark example of ‘evidence-free’ policy making that ignores the best scientific data,” Nathan Lo and Michele Barry write.