Addiction specialist Keith Humphreys explains how the pandemic has affected three factors driving substance use — cues, comfort and convenience.
Years before COVID-19, researchers started to develop a mathematical model to better represent how behavioral changes can affect the course of an epidemic.
Blood levels of a brain-derived substance in people in their 90s and 100s accurately predict how much longer they're going to live.
This Voices of COVID story features physician assistant Thanh Khong, who manages testing and vaccination operations for Stanford Health Care.
Medical student Marcello Kendrew Chang shares the experience of a family caregiver he met during Stanford Medicine’s yearlong Walk With Me course.
Researchers at Stanford are using data from a menstrual cycle tracking app to better understand variation in mood, behavior, and other health parameters.
This final post in the Reducing Falls For Older Adults series offers tips for avoiding falls during the pandemic, such as online exercise programs.
Following recommendations from their parents, a new generation of students is benefiting from the insights of Stanford sleep science pioneer William Dement.
Wearing caps labeled with names and roles made it easier for everyone in the operating room to communicate during C-sections, a Stanford study found.
The third blog post in the series, Reducing Falls For Older Adults, offers recommendations for remaining physically active to reduce the risk of falling.
The second post in the Reducing Falls For Older Adults series identifies three problematic areas in a house and provides tips for making them safer.
In a modeling study, Stanford researchers find that an approach that holds back COVID-19 vaccine doses for later use needlessly delays vaccination for many.
A blood test that predicts if a baby will be born prematurely works well for pregnant women in developing countries, a Stanford-led study found.
This is the first blog post in the series, Reducing Falls For Older Adults. Know which risk factors increase the likelihood of a fall.
Anxiety is common, but if unchecked it can be harmful. Certain skills can help individuals manage anxiety, but if it persists or is severe, seek help.
A public health program in India improved maternal and child health initially, but was at risk of leaving behind disadvantaged participants when it expanded.