Topic List : Health Policy
Teen beliefs about marijuana
A survey of hundreds of California high-school students shows that teens don’t understand the risks of marijuana use, and are more likely to smoke it if they have seen marijuana ads.
Children in high-mortality hotspots
A new spatial analysis from Stanford shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial…
Hormone therapy: No effect on mental skills
Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women has been controversial, with some studies suggesting benefits and others not. Now, a study finds the treatment’s effect on women’s mental skills is negligible.
Bhatt awarded Rosenkranz Prize
The physician-scientist intends to use the prize money to execute the first multinational microbiome research project focused on noncommunicable disease risk in Africa.
Tracking child nutrition in Guatemala
A Stanford team has created a “nutrition surveillance” app that could help boost nutrition for children in some of the world’s poorest and most remote regions.
Owens on colorectal cancer screening
The health policy expert answered questions about the guidelines he co-authored that strongly recommend adults ages 50 to 75 be screened for colon cancer.
Assisted suicide supported across ethnicities
A survey regarding attitudes toward physician-assisted death was published June 9 — the day that the practice took effect in California.
Supportive care lacking among dying cancer patients
All patients with advanced cancer should receive both palliative and hospice care before death, yet a study shows only half of veterans receive palliative care, and the use of hospice depends on the care environment.
Nancy Lonhart wins Amy J. Blue Award
At Stanford Health Policy, Lonhart said her “goal is to make everyone’s life, work and research run as smoothly and as efficiently as possible.”…
Abstinence programs don’t reduce HIV risk
In a study of nearly 500,000 individuals in 22 countries, researchers could not find any evidence that these programs had an impact on changing individual behavior.