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Tag: public health
Monkeypox: What does sex have to do with it?
A Stanford infectious disease expert explains why a recent case of monkeypox transmission at a crowded festival isn’t cause for alarm.
Screening for a deadly virus in livestock milk
Researchers at Stanford and in Kenya devised a system to monitor livestock milk for a deadly virus in an effort to aid public health.
Heat waves threaten health of outdoor laborers
As climate change spurs soaring temperatures, outdoor laborers, particularly those who are older, are threatened by new levels of heat.
Climate change impact may affect kids more severely
Researchers discuss the impact of climate change on children and suggest its impact on their health might be more severe, compared to adults.
Preventing the next pandemic from entering the US
Stanford researchers recommend changes to a report that reviewed a national screening and quarantine program for travelers coming to the US.
Does free speech protect COVID-19 vaccine misinformation?
Stanford researcher discusses whether free speech rights fuel COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and how that misinformation can be stopped.
Stanford doctor helps pediatric cancer patients evacuate Ukraine
A Stanford doctor traveled to Poland to help pediatric cancer patients evacuate from Ukraine and receive care.
Pandemic Puzzle: The role of data in the pandemic
Stanford Medicine biomedical data scientist weighs in on the role of data as we respond to the pandemic and prepare for the future.
Routine COVID-19 testing can help schools stay open, researchers say
Researchers argue that data from routine COVID-19 contact tracing and testing could help schools remain open.
Breaking down anti-Asian racism during the pandemic
Anti-Asian racism during pandemic soars among Chinese Asian sub-groups, including Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean Americans.
Countering decades of racism in medicine
In addressing decades of structural racism in health care, Stanford Medicine researchers are devising new strategies to reach racial equity.
Prison ‘aha’ moment leads to research into mental health and addiction
Stanford researcher finds that inpatient psychiatric care helps long-term recovery rates for people with both mental illness and addiction.
Slogging through sewage in search of COVID-19
Environmental engineer Alexandria Boehm measures coronavirus in wastewater to determine if sewage testing can inform public health decisions about COVID-19.
COVID-19 as a ‘wake-up call’ for creating more equitable health care
Recover, Restore and Re-open, Stanford Medicine's framework for navigating the pandemic, addresses health disparities among racial groups.
Persuading the public to take protective measures in the pandemic
Stanford Medicine's Recover, Restore and Re-open website offers guidance from physicians and scientists on living and working during a pandemic.