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The Mountain's mighty diet dwarfs typical meal plans

The Mountain's mighty diet dwarfs typical meal plans

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 28, 2016

Game of Thrones” fans are all too familiar with the character known as the Mountain. The hulking giant is perhaps best-known for his, uh, crushing victory over Prince Oberyn Martell.

Getting brainy about resolutions

Getting brainy about resolutions

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 28, 2016

June 1 is nearly here, which means six months ago a lot of you were making New Year's resolutions. And you really meant it, didn't you?

Look out below! It's a mortarboard!

Look out below! It's a mortarboard!

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 21, 2016

If fear of flying mortarboards figures prominently in your phobias, then the University of East Anglia is on your side.

STD testing startup invokes wrath of the Muppets

STD testing startup invokes wrath of the Muppets

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 14, 2016

Mately, a startup that aims to make regular STD testing simpler for dating-app users and markets heavily to the gay community, set off a legal dustup when it decided to use a well-known couple in its advertising.

Bird flu cramps France's foie gras production

Bird flu cramps France's foie gras production

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 14, 2016

French officials ruffled the feathers of foodies this month when they announced that foie gras, the luxury pâté made from the fattened duck or goose liver, would not be produced for three months.

Getting into a lather over handwashing

Getting into a lather over handwashing

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

Think washing your hands is as easy as 1-2-3? Think again! Getting them properly cleaned is an 12-step, 60-second, finger-interlacing and rotational rubbing extravaganza, according to the World Health Organization.

Pride and prejudice and physicians

Pride and prejudice and physicians

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that young single doctors will catch the attention of a mother with five marriageable daughters. That's the premise behind the latest reworking of Jane Austen's most beloved work, Pride and Prejudice.

New gin sold as a tonic for your skin

New gin sold as a tonic for your skin

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

Since it came a few weeks past April Fools' Day, the announcement of an anti-aging gin appears to be on the level. The 80-proof concoction is the brainchild of Warner Leisure Hotels, a chain based in the United Kingdom. It touts Anti-aGin as the “alcoholic equivalent of a facial.”

If you're going to munch, hear the crunch

If you're going to munch, hear the crunch

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Hungry for some new weight loss options? You may just need to open your ears. Listening to the sound that food makes as you chomp may affect how much of it you eat. The more intense its sound, the less of a snack people consumed, according to a study in the journal Food Quality and Preference.

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.

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