Topic List : Health Policy
Stanford Medicine unveils 2020 Health Trends Report
The report documents key trends steering the industry’s future, including a maturing digital health market, new health laws opening patient access to data, and artificial intelligence gaining regulatory traction for medical use.
Body temperature decreasing
Stanford researchers have determined that average human body temperature in the United States has decreased since the 1800s.
Chair of epidemiology and population health named
Melissa Bondy has been appointed chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health and associate director for population sciences at the Stanford Cancer Institute.
Mildred Cho to co-lead new biomedical ethics hub
The new center, funded by a $7.1 million award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, will collect and share research on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics.
Marketing cigarettes as eco-friendly
A survey of adult former smokers, current smokers and people who have never smoked found that cigarettes marketed as being environmentally friendly were perceived as less harmful to health and the environment.
Limiting abortion funding leads to more abortions
A U.S. foreign policy opposing abortion has resulted in less funding for family planning and birth control, leading to more unwanted pregnancies, a Stanford study found.
Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths
Revisiting a 2014 study that suggested states with medical marijuana saw fewer opioid deaths, Stanford researchers in fact found no connection between marijuana availability and fatal opioid overdoses.
Moms’ health benefits when new dads can stay home
A policy change in Sweden that introduced more flexibility into the parental leave system resulted in some benefits for mothers’ health, including reductions in childbirth-related complications and postpartum anxiety.
Project aims to reduce doctor burnout
The California Medical Association and Stanford Medicine have launched a multimillion dollar project to reduce physician burnout by providing support to doctors statewide.
Tobacco merch promotes teen use
Many teens own e-cigarette samples, coupons or branded promotional items, and this makes them more likely to try the products, a Stanford study found.