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Helium hunters strike the mother lode

Helium hunters strike the mother lode

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 16, 2016

The helium shortage is no more—thanks to a device using some duct tape, plastic piping, a folding table and some other decidedly low-tech components.

Brexit could prove disastrous for U.K.'s healthcare industry

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 30, 2016

The exit of Britain from the EU could prove disastrous for the nation's largest employer, its national healthcare system and industry. Experts predict that everything from medical professional staffing to regulations on drugs and devices will most certainly change, and most, for the worse.

Cancer drugs cost more in U.S.

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 06, 2016

It's well-known that Americans pay more for healthcare and drugs than many other nations, and a recent study confirms that the trend is the same when it comes to oncology drugs.

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.

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.

Colombia battles world's biggest drugmaker over cancer drug

By Associated Press  |  May 18, 2016

Colombia's government is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices on a popular cancer drug or see its monopoly on production of the medicine broken and competition thrown open to generic rivals.

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.

Editorial: Medical science's debt to the hibakusha

Editorial: Medical science's debt to the hibakusha

By Merrill Goozner  |  May 14, 2016

President Obama's upcoming visit to Hiroshima in pursuit of a nuclear weapon-free world will unleash uncomfortable emotions on both sides of the Pacific. He ought to note what survivors of the blast taught mankind about the long-term effects of radiation exposure and the threat posed by nuclear war.

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