Ellerbe to lead health technology diversity initiative
The veteran executive brings three decades of experience leading diversity, equity and inclusion programs in education and technology.
Blood biomarkers predict labor onset
About three weeks before delivery, a pregnant woman’s body shifts into a pre-labor phase characterized by changes in immune, hormonal and blood-clotting signals.
High nitrate levels in water linked to preterm birth
Women exposed to higher levels of nitrate in drinking water were more likely to deliver very early, according to a study of 1.4 million California births.
Health Matters to explore medicine, wellness
Stanford Medicine's free community event, which runs May 10-15, will include talks and Q&As that explore the latest advances in medicine, health and wellness.
Latino kids helped in obesity trial
A three-year trial of a multifaceted intervention for managing obesity in low-income, Latino children showed promising results over two years.
Hospitals earn As for safety
The Leapfrog Group, an organization that rates U.S. hospitals for patient safety, gave A grades to Stanford Health Care and Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare during the months the hospitals saw their highest numbers of COVID-19 patients.
Major award for childhood cancer research
The team, composed of researchers at nine academic institutions, has published more than 100 papers and treated nearly 1,000 children with cancer in early-phase clinical trials.
Jack Remington dies at 90
The Stanford physician devised a test that saved babies’ lives by showing whether they needed immediate treatment for a parasitic disease called toxoplasmosis.
Fewer C-sections for California moms
A statewide quality improvement project has reduced cesarean section rates for low-risk, first-time mothers, while also improving outcomes for babies.
Drug enables scarless healing
Researchers have identified the mechanisms of scar formation in skin and demonstrated in mice a way to make wounds heal with normal skin instead of scar tissue.
Epidurals not linked to autism risk
Refuting an earlier study, researchers found that epidural anesthesia, commonly administered for pain relief during labor, does not increase the risk for autism in children.
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