Snakebites decrease after periods of drought, according to a Stanford-led study that examined 20 years of snakebite data across California.
Ketamine, a promising new treatment for depression, works through the brain's opioid system, Stanford study finds, defying long held beliefs.
Although pioneering scientist Gerald Reaven thought that insulin resistance did not affect the kidney, new research suggests that the story is more complex.
In a new book, Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall offers practical tools for health care providers to help their patients reduce pain.
For the past four years cardiologist Josh Knowles, MD, PhD, has been treating patients at Stanford who have a little-known but common genetic heart disease called …
A new study examined the role of physician burnout in medical errors.
Stanford researchers use gene editing and stem cell technologies to determine whether to worry — or not — about mysterious genetic test results.
The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.
By studying how birds regrow damaged inner ear cells to fix hearing loss, scientists hope to learn how to cure deafness in humans.
Stanford heart doctors bank on digital health to improve heart care in the future by monitoring encouraging exercise, detecting and tracking conditions like atrial fibrillation, and more.
Stanford scientists used discoveries in the lab to design new versions of a widely used antibiotic to prevent the side effect of hearing loss.
With half of all cases of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias going undiagnosed, researchers develop app to help in early screening
Regulatory reform could reduce the bloated documentation requirements facing American physicians and help to reduce rising levels of burnout.
Author Rebecca Skloot and Henrietta Lacks family members discuss the importance of telling the human stories behind medical science
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.
In one of the largest observational studies on fitness and heart disease, researchers examined found that people with higher levels of grip strength, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness had reduced risks of heart attacks and stroke.