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  • – Washington Post

    New opioid data spurs widespread condemnation, calls for action

    Policymakers, media outlets and others are using data to understand the sheer scope of the crisis, and many are demanding accountability. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article.

  • – Wired

    Pinterest's New Search Tool Puts Stress Relief in Your Feed

    Soon the company will begin placing anxiety-relieving exercises within its search results to help boost your mood. Nina Vasan, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford's School of Medicine and the founder and director at Brainstorm, is interviewed here and in a TechCrunch article.

  • – WWL

    Is the effort to combat the opioid epidemic working?

    Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed about the latest CDC report that shows drug overdose deaths last years dropped for the first time in nearly three decades.

  • – Washington Post

    An onslaught of pills, hundreds of thousands of deaths: Who is accountable?

    The drug industry — the pill manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers — found it profitable to flood some of the most vulnerable communities in America with billions of painkillers. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article.

  • – News Center

    Stanford team stimulates neurons to induce particular perceptions in mice's minds

    Stanford neuroscientists have stimulated nerve cells in the visual cortex of mice to induce an illusory image in the animals' minds. The work is a step toward understanding hallucinations. Karl Deisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor and professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who lead the research, is mentioned in this article and in pieces in Science, Nature, Cosmos and others, as well as in a Stanford Medicine press release.

  • – Daily Herald

    Data show many companies contributed to US opioid crisis

    This piece examines the role of drug companies in the nation's opioid crisis. Keith Humphreys provides comment.

  • – HuffPost

    If You Talk In Your Sleep, You Might Want To Read This

    Talking in your sleep is generally harmless, but there are a few cases where it can be cause for concern. Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences with the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is quoted in this article.

  • – Washington Post

    Drug overdoses fell significantly in 2018 for first time in decades, provisional CDC data show

    Provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that fatal drug overdoses fell 5.1 percent from 2017 to 2018. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article.

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