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The case of the wrong rodent

The case of the wrong rodent

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 28, 2015

Scientists say they may have solved a centuries-old whodunit: Why did Europe experience outbreaks of bubonic plague over hundreds of years, starting with the Black Death of 1347 to 1353?

Finns find heart health in the sauna

Finns find heart health in the sauna

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 28, 2015

If you want better heart health, maybe you should take a lesson from the Finns. A new study from Finland, a land that not only loves saunas but invented the word, suggests frequent sauna baths are linked to better heart health.

'Downton Abbey' hound could have better luck today

'Downton Abbey' hound could have better luck today

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 21, 2015

Fans of “Downton Abbey,” the soapy drama about English aristocrats struggling to adapt to the early 20th century, know the Crawley family got some bad news recently.

It may sound fishy, but this dressing could speed healing

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 21, 2015

When it comes to options for healing wounds, there may be plenty of fish in the sea. But bandages derived from tilapia skin could surface as a prize catch, according to a preliminary study that finds collagen from the skin of that popular food fish led to speedier wound healing in rats.

A condom quandary in South America

A condom quandary in South America

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

Too much or not enough? It's a matter of supply, demand and geography in two South American countries where condoms are making news.

New Ebola cases rise again after dropping for several weeks

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  February 09, 2015

For the first time this year new cases of Ebola increased last week in all three affected West African countries hit hard by the outbreak. The setback comes after weeks of signs suggesting the outbreak was beginning to wane.

Canada court rules doctors can help ill patients die

By Associated Press  |  February 06, 2015

Canada's highest court struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for mentally competent patients with terminal illnesses Friday, declaring that outlawing that option deprives dying people of their dignity and autonomy.

WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

By Associated Press  |  January 25, 2015

The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.

Child in Chicago tests negative for Ebola

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 20, 2014

A child who was isolated as a potential Ebola case was released Saturday from the University of Chicago Medical Center after tests for the virus came back negative.

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