Once the first person in a household is infected with SARS-CoV-2, others have a 17% chance of being infected by that person, a Stanford study shows.
As younger adults are being diagnosed with colon cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending screening all adults older than 45.
Early in the pandemic, COVID-19's blow to the economy was widespread, but deaths were concentrated geographically and by age group.
When pregnant women are assaulted, their babies are more likely to be born prematurely and to weigh less, Stanford Health Policy research shows.
A national panel worked for three years on guidelines for improving research on public health emergency preparedness and response.
A Stanford postdoctoral researcher takes a detour from her stillbirth project in Bangladesh to prepare health workers for COVID-19 cases.
Measles is ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo. Beth Duff-Brown, who has traveled there for several decades, reflects on the epidemic.
Following the passage of a California law that curbs personal belief exemptions, vaccination rates for measles have climbed.
The health of poor, older adults in the U.S. varies substantially across local geographic regions, Stanford researchers found.
Hepatitis C has become so widespread that experts are calling on doctors to screen all adults 18 to 79, even those with no known risk factors or symptoms.
New Stanford research has found that larger practices with several specialities have the potential to reduce the cost of care for Medicare patients.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends HIV screening for those aged 15-65 and increased use of PrEP, a pill that helps prevent infection.
A Stanford study has found that mandated public disclosure of physicians' financial ties may have diminished trust in all physicians.
A new policy brief from Stanford researchers identifies the connection between paid family leave and infant and maternal health benefits.
Free and fair elections and a democratic government are linked with decreases in adult mortality in developing countries, a new study has found.
A new study has found that opioid-related deaths are highest on the East Coast and opioids are affecting an increasing number of African-Americans.