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Skin patch monitor sweats the health details

Skin patch monitor sweats the health details

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 10, 2016

Researchers are developing a skin patch that can test those droplets while people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly offering a new way to track health and fitness.

Swiss chocolate with love might ease pain

Swiss chocolate with love might ease pain

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 26, 2016

A Swiss chocolatier is forgoing any research and declaring that his Frauenmond bars will help women with their monthly menstrual cramps, according to the U.K.'s Independent.

If the undead arrive, you've got 60 days, Chicago

If the undead arrive, you've got 60 days, Chicago

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 19, 2016

Be afraid. Be very afraid. At least if you believe in zombies. An infectious disease-tracking computer model at Argonne National Laboratory, usually used to track the likes of Ebola, the flu and MRSA, says Chicago would be overtaken by zombies in 60 days if the undead attacked.

Pharma bad boy celebrates Trump win by releasing some rap

Pharma bad boy celebrates Trump win by releasing some rap

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 19, 2016

Martin Shkreli promised last month to release Wu-Tang Clan's “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” if Donald Trump took the White House. He made good on promise the day after the election by playing snippets of the album during a live Periscope video posted on Twitter.

Timing is everything to this mosquito researcher

Timing is everything to this mosquito researcher

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 12, 2016

For Steven Juliano, it's not how you kill disease-carrying mosquitoes. It's when. “I don't do mosquito control,” said the distinguished professor of ecology at Illinois State University. “I provide the information on where they're vulnerable.”

Missouri tobacco tax initiatives ignite peculiar conflict

Missouri tobacco tax initiatives ignite peculiar conflict

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 12, 2016

A provision of Amendment 3 would have hurt Big Tobacco's smaller rivals by imposing an additional 67-cent-per-pack tax—on top of the 60-cent hike imposed on the major brands—on discount cigarette brands left out of a 1998 tobacco lawsuit settlement. In the settlement, the major tobacco...

Watch out, MRSA. Taz is on the case

Watch out, MRSA. Taz is on the case

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 05, 2016

The newest candidate to help defeat superbugs? Think Taz. As in Tasmanian devil. Researchers say milk from the endangered Down Under critters has antibiotic properties.

Is the price right? Play 'Dr. Plinko'

Is the price right? Play 'Dr. Plinko'

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

Most patients and physicians have no idea what drugs and medical products cost, except that they are too darn expensive. Dr. Adam Berkwitt of the Yale School of Medicine has come up with an entertaining way to change that.

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