A new review article investigates the relationship between heavy media multitasking and cognition to determine how media use is shaping our minds and brains.
A new book by Stanford researchersexamines China’s cigarette industry to understand the root causes of our global cigarette epidemic.
Stanford scientists have found that viral infections shaped human genome evolution after interbreeding with Neanderthals 50,000 years ago.
Stanford pain specialist argues for comprehensive and personalized treatments as Congress considers legislation to combat the opioid crisis.
Despite strong medical evidence, a California bill to delay school start times is defeated. But Stanford sleep specialist Rafael Pelayo isn’t giving up.
A new study finds tai chi balance training can be more effective than conventional exercise approaches for reducing falls in older adults with a high risk for falling.
A Stanford surgeon discusses the adverse conditions, physiological changes and surgical challenges faced by space travelers.
Rania Awaad uses her training in psychiatry and Islamic law to address the health needs of Muslims at Stanford and throughout the Bay Area.
New Stanford study reveals our brain’s serotonin system is actually composed of multiple parallel subsystems that sometimes act in opposing ways.
Stanford study finds no evidence of increased thyroid cancer risk in commercial airline crew, despite their increased exposure to cosmic ionizing radiation.
Stanford nutrition scientist Christopher Gardner discusses the many forms of milk and addresses the biggest misconceptions.
Stanford researchers examine the use of deep brain stimulation therapy to treat alcohol use disorders and reduce relapse rates.
NFL cheerleader and Stanford scribe and research coordinator Laurel Sharpless has improved screening for intimate partner violence in primary care clinics.
Stanford researchers developed a wearable device to measure how much cortisol people produce in their sweat. Cortisol is critical to many physiological processes.
Direct-to-consumer raw genetic data can be inaccurate, resulting in harm to patients and unnecessary costs to the health care system, new research suggests.
Data analyst Jonathan Altamirano discusses living in Nicaragua as a child and how that inspired his current health research at Stanford.