Taking the “Ewww”… out of snail cream
June 17, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

Great news for all those women (and men) who have wanted to try the beautifying effects of snail slime but could never get past the “ick” factor. 20yrsyounger.com promises to get rid of the Ewww… while still letting women reap the anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits of snail slime cream. The process itself is called lyophilisation [...]

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Mindful eating tips for the desk-bound
January 7, 2014 – 6:25 pm | No Comment
Mindful eating tips for the desk-bound

Mindful eating tips for the desk-bound Well, January 1 came and went, and so did the first Monday of the new year. So, how are you doing on your 2014 resolutions, if you made any? The San Francisco Chronicle recently spotlighted the common seasonal commitment of eating better. Included in the article are healthy recipes and [...]

Studying pediatric sleep disorders an “integral part” of the future of sleep medicine
January 6, 2014 – 9:54 pm | No Comment
Studying pediatric sleep disorders an “integral part” of the future of sleep medicine

Studying pediatric sleep disorders an “integral part” of the future of sleep medicine As the new mom of a four-month old, I’ve become obsessed with infants and children’s sleep habits. So I was interested to read a recent entry on the Stanford Sleep Center’s blog about how studying children’s sleep disorders can further discoveries in the field [...]

A look at dreams in art
January 6, 2014 – 8:45 pm | No Comment
A look at dreams in art

A look at dreams in art Here’s something you may have missed over the holidays: A fun piece on NewScientist.com that uses artists’ renderings to demonstrate how certain cultures have depicted dreams over time and what nighttime imaginings could tell us about ourselves in the waking world. From Homer to Lewis Carroll, Alfred Hitchcock and Salvador Dalí, writers, filmmakers, painters and more have attempted to [...]

On being a parent with chronic pain
January 6, 2014 – 8:15 pm | No Comment
On being a parent with chronic pain

On being a parent with chronic pain The Atlantic posted a moving piece today written by a mother whose severe scoliosis has left her body in a near-constant state of pain. The author, Rachel Rabkin Peachman, points to a recent review of scientific literature documenting how children of parents with chronic pain are affected by their mothers’ and fathers’ [...]

Stanford among the beneficiaries of major gift from Ludwig Cancer Research
January 6, 2014 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
Stanford among the beneficiaries of major gift from Ludwig Cancer Research

Stanford among the beneficiaries of major gift from Ludwig Cancer Research Daniel K. Ludwig was a reclusive, self-made billionaire and a friend of President Richard Nixon who took the president’s “War on Cancer” to heart. In his will, Ludwig left his entire fortune to cancer research. Now, the New York-based Ludwig Cancer Research is announcing one of [...]

Stanford shares in $540 million gift from Ludwig Cancer Research
January 6, 2014 – 7:07 pm | No Comment
Stanford shares in $540 million gift from Ludwig Cancer Research

Stanford shares in $540 million gift from Ludwig Cancer Research The Stanford University School of Medicine has received $90 million from Ludwig Cancer Research on behalf of its founder, Daniel K. Ludwig, to support the school’s innovative work in cancer stem cells, which are believed to drive the growth of many cancers. Stanford is one [...]

Social learning in a medical photo-sharing app for doctors
January 6, 2014 – 7:06 pm | No Comment
Social learning in a medical photo-sharing app for doctors

Social learning in a medical photo-sharing app for doctors Figure 1, a free medical photo-sharing app for health-care professionals, has been likened to Instagram for its social functions of posting, favoriting and commenting on photos. It’s also a useful learning tool. Co-founder Joshua Landy, MD, a Toronto-based critical care physician, had an idea to expand the reach of [...]

Severe mental illness tied to higher rates of substance use
January 3, 2014 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
Severe mental illness tied to higher rates of substance use

Severe mental illness tied to higher rates of substance use New NIH study shows that certain protective factors do not exist in those with severe mental illness People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder have a higher risk for substance use, especially cigarette smoking, and protective factors usually associated with lower [...]

Ironman of Stanford Women’s Cancer Center
January 3, 2014 – 6:45 pm | No Comment
Ironman of Stanford Women’s Cancer Center

Ironman of Stanford Women’s Cancer Center Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD, loves training. The associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology has trained in medicine, surgery, gene therapy, molecular biology, laboratory research and clinical trials management. And that’s just for his day job(s), directing Stanford’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the gynecologic oncology program at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center. In [...]

Med students awarded Schweitzer Fellowships lead health-care programs for underserved youth
January 2, 2014 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
Med students awarded Schweitzer Fellowships lead health-care programs for underserved youth

Med students awarded Schweitzer Fellowships lead health-care programs for underserved youth Two Stanford School of Medicine students are among the 11 recipients of this year’s Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Founded in 2006, the fellowship supports health-focused graduate students in year-long projects working with vulnerable communities to address health disparities locally. Michael Fu and [...]