Test can predict severe dengue
Researchers have created a test that can predict which dengue patients will likely have mild symptoms and which should be clinically monitored for a high risk of severe illness.
Ami Bhatt on gut microbiomes
The Stanford Medicine professor on why it’s important to better understand the microbiome of people transitioning from traditional to Westernized lifestyles.
Deadly disease races among crowded inmates
Stanford infectious disease expert Jason Andrews has spent years studying the spread of tuberculosis in crowded Brazilian prisons and surrounding communities — an overlooked global health crisis.
Climate change and health
The director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health explains how the medical community is at the center of the climate change debate.
Oil spill may put Yemeni health at risk
An oil spill from the FSO Safer could increase cardiovascular and respiratory hospitalizations and disrupt access to food and water for millions of people, researchers predict.
Study: Surgical masks reduce COVID-19 spread
Researchers found that surgical masks impede the spread of COVID-19 and that just a few, low-cost interventions increase mask-wearing compliance.
Stanford physicians care for Olympians
Sports medicine physicians Steve Isono and Michael Fredericson are spending a month in Tokyo, where they’re fixing breaks, sprains and scrapes.
Paul Auerbach dies at 70
Paul Auerbach, a professor emeritus of emergency medicine at Stanford, led a life of inspiration, adventure and compassion, according to his colleagues.
U.S. aid program reduces stunting in Africa
Stanford researchers found that the federal program, which addresses global hunger and food security, led to a nearly 4 percentage point decrease in stunting in children younger than 5 in sub-Saharan Africa.
U.S. reputation better after AIDS, malaria programs
Stanford researchers find favorability ratings of the United States increased in proportion to health aid, particularly after the implementation of AIDS relief and anti-malaria programs.
Democracy does wonders for health
The role of democracy in public health leads to dramatic decreases in deaths from noncommunicable diseases, HIV, cardiovascular disease and transportation injuries, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford and several other institutions.
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