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Future looks bright for solar-powered pacemakers

Future looks bright for solar-powered pacemakers

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 14, 2017

Solar energy has long been championed by environmentalists as a renewable energy source for homes or businesses, but now Swiss researchers say the sun could soon power something much closer to our hearts, pacemakers.

Platypus venom could be key in new diabetes treatments

Platypus venom could be key in new diabetes treatments

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 14, 2017

Researchers at the University of Adelaide recently discovered evolutionary changes pertaining to the insulin regulation in the platypus and its fellow egg-laying mammal the echidna, which could pave the way for new diabetes type 2 treatments.

New Year's weekend babies arrive with a twist

New Year's weekend babies arrive with a twist

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 07, 2017

Tales of New Year's babies are staples for local news media. But the latest turn of the calendar brought a few twists to a familiar tale.

The benefits of positive thinking might impact health

The benefits of positive thinking might impact health

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 17, 2016

Look on the bright side—it could be a lifesaver. That's the possible takeaway from new research published this month in the American Journal of Epidemiology, which found a correlation between a positive outlook and better health in women.

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.

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