Researchers at Stanford are harnessing sound and acoustics to innovate technologies that boost medical and health applications; from a stethoscope that "hears" brain waves, to software that identifies the hums of mosquitoes.
Stanford's Stephen Luby discusses how the little-known but deadly Nipah virus is transmitted, in light of news of an outbreak in southern India.
A kidney disease of unknown origin is sickening many men in Sri Lanka. Stanford researcher Shuchi Anand is working to understand it and to improve care.
Stanford researchers pinpointed boarding schools in rural regions of China's Sichuan province as key spots for intervention against a potentially-fatal tapeworm infection.
An app-based health training and triaging program spearheaded by Stanford's Ayesha Khan is now in use in India, and has led to the creation of village-based health workers.
Stanford Medicine doctors have partnered with colleagues in Nigeria to improve cancer care with the goal of reducing inequities.
In the shadow of recent reports of chemical attacks in Syria, coordinators of Stanford's fledgling refugee project are working to help people in war-torn countries who are displaced and homeless.
Thousands of women in the East African country of Uganda suffer from rheumatic heart disease. Although pregnancy can lead to severe complications, a new study shows that many women are putting their health at risk in order to have children.
Stanford surgeon Sherry Wren comments on the challenges of global surgery and gender differences in surgical care worldwide.
Improvements in water, sanitation and handwashing infrastructure improved health of malnourished children, but not growth after two years, study finds.
Stanford research suggests a new way to significantly curtail cases of schistosomiasis, one of the most common afflictions in the developing world.
The first Women Leaders in Global Health conference brought together more than 400 leaders from 68 countries to discuss how to achieve gender equity.
Peter Acker explains how he is working to expand emergency medicine internationally in this Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A.
The inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference – held earlier this fall at Stanford – convened more than 400 men and women from 68 …
Children are all too often the casualties in armed conflict around the world. Save the Children International estimates more than 50,000 children in Yemen alone are expected …
The second annual health++ hackathon brought together more than 220 engineers, designers, health care professionals, and business experts to Stanford this fall for a weekend …