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Media Coverage: Public Health

More children die indirectly from armed conflict in Africa than real fighting: study »

September 2, 2018

In a recent study co-authored by Marshall Burke reveals that the indirect toll of armed conflicted in Africa plays a roll in infant mortality rates.

By CGTN Africa, CGTN Africa

What could be the source of higher blood lead level in pregnant women? »

July 18, 2018

Study by Stephen Luby analysis the factors contributing to a high level lead in the blood of pregnant women in Bangladesh.

By Afrose Jahan Chaity, Dhaka Tribune

Breastfeeding row: Trump says poor mothers need milk formula, but experts don’t swallow it »

July 10, 2018

Dr Michele Barry discusses comments on breastfeeding made by President Trump.

South China Morning Post

Trumps weighs in on breastfeeding debate, defends formula »

July 9, 2018

Dr. Michele Barry discusses the necessity of breastfeeding in environments where malnutrition and poverty play a role.

By AFP, Daily Mail

How More Carbon Dioxide In The Air Could Lead To More Human Disease »

July 3, 2018

In a recent study looking into carbon dioxide and nutrition, Sanjay Basu one of the authors discusses how nutrient deficiencies could increase with more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

By Paul Chisholm, NPR

Cleaner air could cut infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa »

June 28, 2018

Marshall Burke and Sam Heft-Neal are mentioned in new study looking into clean air and infant mortality rates.

By Michelle Horton-Stanford, Futurity

Rural pregnant women in Bangladesh exposed to lead poisoning »

June 22, 2018

Study by Stephen Luby is mentioned.

By Manzur H Maswood, New Age Bangladesh

Coverage: Q&A with Stanford epidemiologist and Nipah expert Stephen Luby on New Virus Outbreak  »

May 25, 2018

A recent outbreak of Nipah in South India has renewed interest in the virus, which has a mortality rate of up to 70 percent and has no vaccine or cure. Stephen Luby explains risk factors and potential interventions.

China has a tapeworm problem, and it’s reinforcing the poverty cycle, study finds »

May 17, 2018

John Openshaw lead authors a study looking into tapeworm infections in primary schoolchildren in rural mountainous areas.

By Zhuang Pinghui, South China Morning Post

Coverage: New Stanford Study Looks into Tapeworm Infection within Schools in China »

May 11, 2018

Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A new study is the first to look at infection rates within schools and propose solutions...

Can sanitation reduce stunting? »

February 15, 2018

Stephen Luby new study on growth and sanitation is mentioned.

By Priyanka Pulla, The Hindu

Radically cleaner environment may be essential to cut childhood stunting »

February 6, 2018

Stephen Luby study on childhood growth and development is mentioned.

By International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Relief Web

Link between sanitation, stunting questioned »

February 2, 2018

Stephen Luby's study on WASH interventions is mentioned.

By Priyanka Pulla, The Hindu

Not just Zika: Other mosquito-borne viruses may cause birth defects, study suggests »

January 31, 2018

A new study by Dr. Desiree LaBeaud looks into how viruses similar to the Zika virus can cause birth defects.

By Andrew Joseph, Stat News

New campuswide initiative to address Syrian refugee crisis »

January 25, 2018

Michele Barry discusses the importance university action is in respond to the large and growing number of Syrian refugees.

Stanford Medicine News

Jenna Davis on Why Policy Reform Can Do More for Clean Water Access Than Technology »

January 2, 2018

Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow Jenna Davis explains why cleaning up water sources could have measurable impacts on the economy of cities and countries.

By Alex Rogala, World Resources Institute

Calif. city with water on 3 sides faces grim future »

December 14, 2017

Katharine Mach discusses "the unevenness of climate change impacts" as sea levels risen and hit Imperial Beach, California.

By Anne C. Mulkern, Climate Wire

65 years on from the Great Smog nothing has changed. We're still choking. »

December 5, 2017

Mark Jacobson study on shifting to renewable energy and its benefits are mentioned.

By Andrew Simms, The Guardian

New UNFPA Study Outlines Inequalities In Sexual Health & Reproductive Rights Globally »

November 1, 2017

Michele Barry is quoted on women's health and rights at the recent inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference held at Stanford University.

Girl Talk HQ

Born in Bangladesh, a Brick-Making Revolution »

October 19, 2017

Research by Stephen Luby is mentioned.

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