International News from Stanford University - 2016
Eduardo Zambrano’s spare office in Stanford Hospital displays some of the essentials of his pathology practice: a large microscope which dominates his desktop and a cabinet overflowing with colorful, hand-painted wooden boxes, each one representing a Latin American chil
News Item A quest to cure the world’s blind
Asthma affects more than 6 million children and leads to approximately 1.8 million visits to the emergency room annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than two years ago, Amy Pickering, PhD, and her Stanford colleagues were just starting to field-test a radical new approach to clean up the contaminated water supply in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and improve the health of the city’s slum dwellers.
Unfit adolescents who have a high body mass index are more likely to suffer from hypertension when they are older than their peers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford and Lund University in Sweden.
The paper, the first to discover this connection, was published today in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Why are cities so important to our future? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 54% of the global population lives in urban areas, up from 34% in 1960. This trend shows no sign of slowing down with an increase of 1.84% every year between 2015 and 2020. With cities adding 2.5 billion people in just the next three decades, what can we do to make cities more environmentally sustainable, economically vibrant, and socially equitable?