Scientists argue that using the term "obesity paradox" to describe situations in which obese patients have unexpectedly better health outcomes is actually a disservice to scientific advancement.
The strange skeletal remains of a fetus discovered in Chile have turned up new insights into the genetics of some bone diseases, according to a new study.
A new mini-experiment from Stanford's WELL program challenges individuals to take five minutes out of their day to meditate, with the goal of improving well-being.
A new report out of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department takes a science-first approach to detailing the boons of physical activity for human health.
Scientists have used genome editing to pinpoint genes that reveal information about ALS and may even protect against the degeneration of neurons.
In a meta-analysis of more than 500 clinical trials, researchers have new conclusions about the efficacy of 21 different antidepressants.
Stanford's Russ Altman discussed the pharmgkb.org database — which matches genomes with medication information — at the recent Beckman Symposium on campus.
A comparison of diets for weight loss for those with different levels of insulin and metabolic genes did not find a clear winner.
Study finds even a modest weight gain causes the body to fluctuate on the molecular level, but most changes revert back when weight is lost.
Stanford researchers have developed an improved method to detect some biomarkers, a technique they hope could more precisely detect diseases such as cancer.
Among women who had experienced accidental urination, those who took fesoterodine reported better sleep, Stanford researchers found.
A new sperm-sorting tool could improve infertility treatments such as IVF.
Immune cells spot cancer cells by locating proteins called antigens. Now, researchers have developed a new tool that will help them identify those antigens.