Report: Climate change’s effects on health
A Stanford report last fall offered wide-ranging recommendations to the new president of the United States for mitigating the grave effects of climate change on human health.
Providing messages of support to refugees
A group of Stanford medical students is helping organize a campaign to send letters to Syrian refugees living in Jordan.
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.
Test could help prevent TB deaths
A Stanford investigator and his colleagues found that a screening test for tuberculosis was a good predictor of whether children infected with the bacteria would become sick.
Global health seed grants announced
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health has awarded funding to six multidisciplinary research teams to jump-start novel efforts to address global health challenges.
Gay physicians may face challenges abroad
Being gay and working in global health presents a unique set of issues, as many countries treat homosexuality as a crime, punishable by prison or death.
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…
Mothers’ quandary on female circumcision
More Egyptian women are seeking the opinions of physicians on whether their daughters should undergo female genital cutting, which is illegal in the country, but they say doctors don’t advise against the procedure.
A lifesaving needle
In Madagascar, S.V. Mahadevan taught health-care workers how to insert a special needle into bone to gain access to the circulatory system. The technique was used to successfully treat a 2-month-old on the island with a life-threatening infection.
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.
Proposal to expand treatment of worm infections
A study supports a greatly expanded treatment program for parasitic worm diseases that could save millions from disability and possible death in sub-Saharan Africa.
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