Stanford University Medical Center

Cancer

Study shows why stomach pathogen is so tough to eradicate

The stomach-dwelling bacteria Helicobacter pylori survives in the stomach—a hellish, churning vat of hydrochloric acid—by holing up inside that organ's pitlike glands and establishing squatter's rights. Once the germ ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Looking for solutions to physician burnout in other professions

In light of the fact that many doctors report experiencing burnout, Stanford researchers interviewed people in other professions to see how they and their organizations foster professional wellness on the job.

Medications

Women getting C-sections best judge of own pain medication needs

When doctors ask, women scheduled for cesarean sections know in advance whether they will need low, medium or high levels of pain medication, and are happier with their pain-management experience if given a choice about it, ...

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