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Timing matters when it comes to gender-affirming hormone treatment and mental health

Transgender adults who started gender-affirming hormone therapy as teens had better mental health than those who waited until adulthood or wanted the treatment but never received it, a Stanford-led study found.

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Can Prozac fight brain cancer?

A common antidepressant appears to target glioblastoma, a difficult to treat, often deadly brain cancer, in laboratory mice.

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Seema Yasmin on how information inequity impacts health

Population health expert Seema Jasmin discusses news deserts, viral misinformation and building trust in science.

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Celebrating four decades of saving kids’ hearts

Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, is celebrating its 500th pediatric heart transplant.

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Surgery rates rebounded quickly after COVID-19 shutdown

After a dramatic drop in nonessential surgery rates early in the pandemic, U.S. hospitals quickly adapted to new safety protocols, and rates returned to normal, Stanford Medicine research shows.

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Whack-a-mole vaping policies aren’t working, a Stanford Medicine study shows

Flavored disposable e-cigarettes attractive to young users proliferated after the most recent round of FDA policy announcements, negating the policies’ intended effects, a Stanford study found.

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Smartwatches alert wearers to bodily stress, including COVID-19

Stanford Medicine researchers created an algorithm to notify smartwatch wearers of stress, capturing events such as air travel, extended exercise and illness.

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Stanford Medicine to enroll 900 in NIH-funded long-COVID study

Data suggest that between 10% and 30% of those who have had an acute SARS-CoV-2 infection will experience the persistent pattern of symptoms known as long COVID.

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COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine in the works at Stanford Medicine

A potential COVID-19 vaccine, delivered via a squirt up the nose, shows promise in mice.

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Michele Barry on how climate threatens our health

The director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health explains how the medical community is at the center of the climate change debate.

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