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Doctors debate the source of van Gogh's malady

Doctors debate the source of van Gogh's malady

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

A year after cutting off his left year, suffering subsequent breakdowns and spending time in an asylum, Vincent van Gogh died of a gunshot wound—an apparent suicide. The world has wondered ever since what ailed him. Recently, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam created a full exhibition and...

The Period Game's point is education

The Period Game's point is education

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

Daniela Gilsanz and Ryan Murphy hatched the idea in a class at the Rhode Island School of Design. The result is the Period Game, an educational board game about the menstrual cycle that's loaded with puns and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Putting the five-second rule to the test

Putting the five-second rule to the test

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

Uh-oh. You dropped the last slice of pizza on the floor. Is it safe to eat if you swoop down and retrieve it fast enough?

Auto correct making a mess of scientific research

Auto correct making a mess of scientific research

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 10, 2016

Australian researchers recently published an analysis that found a feature in the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel has created errors in about 20% of genetics papers published in leading scientific journals such as Nature and Science.

Barnyard dust holds clue to halting asthma

Barnyard dust holds clue to halting asthma

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 10, 2016

A New England Journal of Medicine study examined differences in asthma rates between two isolated farming communities in Indiana—the Amish and the Hutterite. It found the latter's airborne dust triggers more breathing issues among mice.

Bees bring sweet discovery at Welsh hospital

Bees bring sweet discovery at Welsh hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 03, 2016

“When we arrived there were tarps up to catch the honey before it fell through onto the floor and towels to catch where it was running down the walls and pooling.” She said the hive had gone unnoticed for up to five years. It’s thought warm summer weather melted some of the wax,...

Fungi in bagpipes were instrumental in man's death

Fungi in bagpipes were instrumental in man's death

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 03, 2016

Dr. Jenny King of University Hospital South Manchester and her colleagues published their findings last month in the journal Thorax, saying they had found more than six kinds of fungi in the man’s bagpipes. They caused a debilitating, and finally fatal, disease.

Read all about it: Developing a book habit linked to longer life

Read all about it: Developing a book habit linked to longer life

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

“Reading books is helping you keep your brain sharp, which is helping you live longer,” explained Avni Bavishi, a master's degree candidate at Yale University's School of Public Health who led the study published recently in Social Science and Medicine.

Teen researcher makes hospital efficiency his mission

Teen researcher makes hospital efficiency his mission

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

Nishant Singh, a sophomore at North Carolina State University, observed the treatment process at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill to determine the most cost-effective way for the hospital to increase its treatment capacity.

Olympian takes drive, passion back to St. Luke's Health

Olympian takes drive, passion back to St. Luke's Health

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 20, 2016

Her day job is director of community health at St. Luke's Health System's West Region in Idaho. But cyclist Kristin Armstrong won a place in Olympic history in Rio, joining speedskater Bonnie Blair as the only American women to win three gold medals in the same event at any Olympics, grabbing her...

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