list : Global Health

  • 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.

  • Stanford Medicine focuses on global health

    Stanford researchers, physicians and medical educators have built partnerships around the globe to try to solve some of the most vexing health problems.

  • Farming linked to gut microbiome changes

    Researchers at Stanford and several other institutions have linked the gut ecosystems of four Himalayan groups to the extent of each group’s departure from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.

  • First ENT clinic for children opens in Zimbabwe

    Stanford’s Peter Koltai is participating in an effort to advance much-needed ENT care for children in Zimbabwe.