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News Item Climate change and health: A snapshot from Stanford Health Policy

Working in communications at Stanford Health Policy, I spend a lot of time reading about health research. But to be honest, much of our research doesn’t affect me directly. Breast cancer, statins and Medicare coverage may factor into my life someday, but while I’m still in my 2os and mercifully healthy, I’m somewhat removed from many of the health concerns that affect millions of Americans.

But sometimes, I come across studies that affect everyone — and, in my view, nothing has a greater health impact than climate change.

News Item Helping China Identify and Protect Areas of High Ecological Importance

China leads the world in greenhouse gas emissions. Its biggest cities are shrouded in smog. And the country’s population is 1.4 billion people and growing. At least to the rest of the world, China isn’t known as a leader in environmental mindfulness.

Research from Gretchen Daily, professor of biology at Stanford University, is helping to change that.

News Item American India Foundation Symposium addresses maternal and newborn health in India

As long-awaited rain streamed down outside, several hundred physicians, entrepreneurs and philanthropists gathered inside the medical school’s Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge last week to make inroads on a persistent, troubling problem: Hundreds of thousands of newborns and mothers continue to die each year in India.

News Item Study explores impact of “India’s medical miracle” on newborn and infant survival

Last year we shared the story of “India’s medical miracle” — an emergency medical system, known as GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute), that began as a group of 14 ambulances and grew to a fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles in just a decade.

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