A new policy brief from Stanford researchers identifies the connection between paid family leave and infant and maternal health benefits.
Taxes encourage people to buy less soda, according to two new studies that find sugar-sweetened beverage taxes reduce local consumption.
Health spending in the U.S. is projected to accelerate in the next decade. Stanford professor Kevin Schulman offers an explanation.
Stanford epidemiologist Stephen Luby is working to improve air quality by reforming brick production in Bangladesh and South Asia.
Elevated carbon dioxide levels may lead to reductions in the nutrients in common crops such as barley, wheat and rice, increasing malnutrition.
The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artifical Intelligence will advance AI research, education and more to improve the human condition.
Free and fair elections and a democratic government are linked with decreases in adult mortality in developing countries, a new study has found.
At a recent Dean's Lecture Series talk on campus, Richard Besser discussed equity in health and his work at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Stanford Medicine’s global efforts to battle some of the world’s most vexing health concerns are reflected in the new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine.
Writer Amy Adams reflects on her own experience with measles, and her lingering fears that she may have spread the virus to someone who was vulnerable.
Retail prices at pharmacies may bear little relationship to the actual market prices of medications, and pharmacy benefit managers are part of the reason.
At a recent Stanford Health Policy Forum, researchers Anne Case and Rebecca Bernert discussed suicide in the United States.
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.
New research has correlated the number of primary care physicians with population-level longevity. But, a shortage of primary care providers is forecast.
Stanford epidemiologist Steve Luby remains optimistic, although he believes that human extinction is in the relatively near future is possible.
Former Stanford pediatrics resident Nadine Burke Harris will be sworn in by Gov. Gavin Newsom as California’s first-ever surgeon general on Feb 11.