In breast and lung cancer patients with metastatic disease, seeds of metastasis were often planted before the primary tumor was diagnosed, a study finds.
The third part in the Understanding UTIs series debunks seven myths about urinary tract infections and provides references for reliable health information.
I have close friends who get debilitating migraines so I knew a bit about auras, which are sensory disturbances that often precede migraine headaches. But experiencing …
Stanford scientists transformed tonsils into immunology labs in a dish, aiding research to develop vaccines for COVID-19, the flu and other diseases.
Stanford Medicine film buffs recommend documentaries, feature films and short videos that offer compelling looks at the medical world.
In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, tackles the problems caused by the side effects of medications.
The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are the first to use the RNA coding molecule to prompt our bodies to fight the virus. Here's how they work.
I hail from the so-called Ashkenazi branch of Jews, who account for the great majority of all Jews in the world today. Ashkenazis are distinguished …
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller, right? Common Health blog begins a narrative post on one woman's burst-appendix survival with …
The scenario many of us learned in school is that two X chromosomes make someone female, and an X and a Y chromosome make someone male. These are simplistic ways of thinking about what is scientifically very complex.
In this Q&A, Stanford physicians Julie Parsonnet and her husband, Dean Winslow, discuss their months-long stay in Antarctica providing medical care.
Social media posts promoting e-cigarettes appear able to make teens more willing to vape, new Stanford research has shown.
Stanford Medicine researchers found an element -- a prion -- that can control whether yeast cells and their progeny grow to large, or not.
In this video, Stanford Medicine heart surgeon Joseph Woo discusses his award-winning research that examined the pros of cons of mechanical versus biological valve replacements.
Just before the holidays, my husband whisked me off to urgent care because I received some nasty dog bites on both my hands. The incident …
A Stanford neuroscientist has led the development of a novel brain research tool for understanding diseases of brain development.