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Fighting disease, one bar of recycled soap at a time

Fighting disease, one bar of recycled soap at a time

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 18, 2015

Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap. It began about seven years ago as a tiny operation in a single-car garage in Orlando, Fla., where a few friends and family members used meat grinders, potato peelers and cookers to recycle used soap into fresh bars.

U.S. will help African Union build continent-wide CDC

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 15, 2015

The African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will support African ministries of health and other agencies in preventing, detecting and responding to disease outbreaks.

Dieting? Don't forget the chocolate

Dieting? Don't forget the chocolate

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

The Outliers team digests a lot food research in the course of a week, but a pair of recent studies that came over the electronic transom stood out for their quirks.

Ebola vaccine trials show early promise

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 01, 2015

Preliminary trials of a potential vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus have shown promising signs of building immunity against the deadly disease in those who have received the treatment.

Sexually active senior citizens fare better mentally

Sexually active senior citizens fare better mentally

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 28, 2015

Pucker up seniors ... it may be good for your health. A growing body of research finds that continuing to get your groove on as you age can bear some provocative mind and body benefits.

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.

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