list : Precision Health

  • Fiber supplements’ effects differ

    Researchers found that one fiber supplement seemed helpful while another appeared harmful — but study participants’ reactions varied.

  • 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.

  • Statins could treat ulcerative colitis

    People with ulcerative colitis who are also taking statins have about a 50% decreased risk of colectomies and hospitalization, according to a Stanford Medicine study.

  • Data consult helps in diagnosis, treatment

    Stanford Medicine researchers created a new type of medical consult that harnesses millions of electronic health records to bring new insights to patient care.

  • Study reveals immune therapy’s challenge

    CAR-T cell therapy works for many types of blood cancers, but more than half of patients relapse. A Stanford study provides a clue as to why.

  • Wearables predict blood test results

    Stanford researchers found that data from smartwatches can flag early signs of some health conditions and predict the results of simple blood tests.

  • Blood biomarkers predict labor onset

    About three weeks before delivery, a pregnant woman’s body shifts into a pre-labor phase characterized by changes in immune, hormonal and blood-clotting signals.

  • Using population data to prevent disease in individuals

    In a virtual chat, the School of Medicine’s dean and the chair of epidemiology and population health discussed how the seemingly distinct fields can intersect to boost health equity.

  • Digital health tools aid in weight loss

    Digital health tools, such as diet-tracking apps, increase engagement in weight loss programs, helping users shed pounds, according to a new study.

  • Study reveals molecular effects of exercise

    Researchers at the School of Medicine have shown how exercise changes the body at a molecular level and have identified blood markers of fitness.