Supportive care lacking among dying cancer patients
All patients with advanced cancer should receive both palliative and hospice care before death, yet a study shows only half of veterans receive palliative care, and the use of hospice depends on the care environment.
Folic acid fortification not slowing some birth defects
Rates of neural tube birth defects were already dropping before folic acid food fortification began in the late 1990s, but the decline has since slowed, according to a large new study.
Mom’s voice lights up kids' brains
A far wider swath of brain areas is activated when children hear their mothers than when they hear other voices, and this brain response predicts a child’s social communication ability, a new study finds.
Stanford Medicine delves into relationships
The spring issue of the magazine explores the many ways our connections with others influence our health and our lives. Also included is a Q&A with Jessie and Glenn Close on ending the stigma of mental illness.
Big data conference set for May 25-26
The two-day event will focus on ways of using big data to advance precision health.
Cardiologist Alfred Spivack dies at 87
Spivack, who founded the coronary care unit at Stanford, was an early champion of increasing nurses' role in caring for cardiology patients.
Abstinence programs don’t reduce HIV risk
In a study of nearly 500,000 individuals in 22 countries, researchers could not find any evidence that these programs had an impact on changing individual behavior.
Gamers to help design TB test
A new version of the Eterna video game could allow citizen scientists to design a molecule that would simplify the widespread use of a new TB test.
How age affects pancreatic function
A Stanford-led national collaboration to procure and analyze human pancreatic tissue from deceased donors illustrates how the organ’s function changes as we age, and could point the way toward new diabetes treatments.
Radiologist Gerald Friedland dies
The former chief of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Palo Alto was remembered as a hard-working, generous mentor to generations of medical residents, and a caring husband and father.
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