Health

Stanford Medicine —

More primary care physicians leads to longer life spans

Life expectancy grows when there are more primary care physicians in the field, yet their numbers are shrinking as medical students saddled with debt turn to more lucrative fields, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford and Harvard.

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Set of genes predicts severity of dengue

Stanford researchers have identified 20 genes that can predict an individual’s likelihood of developing a severe form of dengue fever with about 80 percent accuracy.

Predicting, preventing preterm births

Stanford’s top obstetricians, neonatologists, geneticists, microbiologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, health policy experts and bioengineers are investigating the basic science of preterm birth. Aiming to predict and prevent many preterm births, their goal is to help more babies arrive safely.

What to know about sticking to New Year’s resolutions

Exercise more, lose weight, spend less money, learn a new skill – these common New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep. That’s why Stanford researchers have looked at how to positively change one’s lifestyle. Here are some of their findings.