Epilepsy linked to mood symptoms in pregnancy
Stanford-led study gives new insight into how epilepsy, pregnancy and symptoms of mood disorders interact.
Reshuffling liver transplant waitlist
An updated scoring system developed by Stanford Medicine researchers will more accurately prioritize patients on the liver transplant waiting list based on medical urgency.
Moms of sick kids seek more health care
Mothers facing the daily challenges of caring for children with congenital anomalies seek more health care and mental health services than other mothers, a Stanford-led study finds.
Two-mom families face more pregnancy risks
In the first U.S. population-based study of obstetric health among sexual- and gender-minority parents, Stanford researchers find higher rates of some birth complications.
New chair of anesthesiology
Bateman, a Harvard faculty member and prominent health care leader, brings his expertise as a researcher in maternal health and faculty development to Stanford.
Breast cancer mutations don’t lower survival rates
Newly diagnosed breast or ovarian cancer patients who carry common cancer-associated mutations have similar or better short-term survival rates than those with no mutations, researchers report.
Robot aids cancer surgery
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare physician performs surgery on a cancer patient with the help of a da Vinci robotic system. The technology eases patients’ recovery and offers surgeons a clear view of the procedure.
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.
High nitrate levels in water linked to preterm birth
Women exposed to higher levels of nitrate in drinking water were more likely to deliver very early, according to a study of 1.4 million California births.
Fewer C-sections for California moms
A statewide quality improvement project has reduced cesarean section rates for low-risk, first-time mothers, while also improving outcomes for babies.
Epidurals not linked to autism risk
Refuting an earlier study, researchers found that epidural anesthesia, commonly administered for pain relief during labor, does not increase the risk for autism in children.
SHC – ValleyCare rakes in honors
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare was recognized for overall quality, safety and performance in a number of specialties.
Investigating preeclampsia, heart disease
Stanford researchers will study the connections between preeclampsia in pregnant women and the subsequent risk of atherosclerosis as the women grow older.
IUD device aids contraception in India
Stanford researchers and their colleagues have tested a new contraceptive device that they say could provide broader access to long-acting contraception in developing countries.
More premature births after recent deployment
Giving birth soon after military deployment is linked to greater risk of premature delivery, a Stanford study of U.S. servicewomen found, but deployment history itself does not raise prematurity risk.
Moms’ blood sugar affects fetal heart
Elevated maternal blood sugar when the fetal heart is forming has been linked to a heightened risk for congenital heart defects, according to a new Stanford study.
Stefanick on better medicine for women
A Stanford professor of medicine discusses why giving consideration to sex and gender differences in research and treatment would improve medical care for everyone.
Finding the immune clock of pregnancy
A woman’s immune system changes throughout a normal pregnancy in a highly orchestrated manner, Stanford researchers have found. The findings lay the groundwork for tests to predict preterm birth.
Freezing embryos linked to more IVF pregnancies
A study led by Stanford and a biotechnology company found that women who have high progesterone levels when their eggs are retrieved benefit from waiting to receive embryos.
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