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When a kiss isn't just a kiss, it's a health risk

When a kiss isn't just a kiss, it's a health risk

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 22, 2015

If you live in the U.S., you probably know that wonderful moment when two besotted people press their faces together in a deep, soulful, open-mouthed kiss. But if you happen to live in some other part of the world, that practice might make you recoil.

Without this ring, I thee treat

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 22, 2015

A wedding ring symbolizes a lifetime of commitment. But bands that are nearly impossible to remove give an entirely different meaning to the ties that bind.

FDA vetoes Kim Kardashian's Rx pitch

FDA vetoes Kim Kardashian's Rx pitch

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 15, 2015

Reality TV supernova Kim Kardashian being paid to tout a prescription drug on social media—what could go wrong?

When preemies were a carnival sideshow

When preemies were a carnival sideshow

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 08, 2015

Before incubators won a place in U.S. hospital maternity wards, a renegade doctor had to lead a decadeslong crusade, making a sideshow display of preemies in the devices.

Picture this: Selfies earn public health warning

Picture this: Selfies earn public health warning

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 08, 2015

People have been going to such extremes to capture the perfect social media “selfie” that health officials and others are focusing on the potential safety threats.

Dr. Schon rocks the house with the Foo Fighters

Dr. Schon rocks the house with the Foo Fighters

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

Baltimore-area orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lew Schon has another item to add to his 58-page curriculum vitae: Singing in front of 40,000 rock fans at Boston's Fenway Park.

Here comes the 'bride'

Here comes the 'bride'

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

Abby, a 4-year-old battling leukemia at Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center, developed a special bond with her favorite nurse, Matt Hickling. So special that Abby told her mom she wanted to marry him.

Do screams give you the heebie-jeebies? Here's why

Do screams give you the heebie-jeebies? Here's why

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

Of all the loud and annoying sounds in everyday life, few have the ability to command our attention like a scream—whether it's a crying baby, shrieking preteens or late-night revelers. It turns out there's a reason for that.

M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Colleagues of Dr. Kjell Lindgren say his medical skills are out of this world. And they're right—literally. Lindgren, board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine, was one of three astronauts who flew into space last week.

Pope's helipad goes on lifesaving duty

Pope's helipad goes on lifesaving duty

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Pope Francis wasn't using it much. So the Vatican's helipad will be serving a new customer: Rome's pediatric hospital.

This smell test may nose autism research forward

This smell test may nose autism research forward

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 18, 2015

The stench of rotten fish or sour milk would make most people immediately recoil, but those odors resulted in more “vigorous sniffs” among children with autism, a study has found.

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