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Breastfeeding image joins the throng of emojis

Breastfeeding image joins the throng of emojis

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 25, 2017

A London neonatal nurse thought there was something missing from the array of available emojis: one representing a mother breastfeeding.

Sheep show a flair for recognizing faces

Sheep show a flair for recognizing faces

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 25, 2017

A team of Cantabrigian researchers trained eight female Welsh mountain sheep to recognize the faces of four famous people to determine how sheep measure up to monkeys and humans in the task.

Iowa wave T-shirts raise money for kids hospital

Iowa wave T-shirts raise money for kids hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 11, 2017

At home games, fans sitting in Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City send a wave of support to patients sitting across the way at the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, and now they have t-shirts to match.

Beyond tequila: Blue agave offers medical promise

Beyond tequila: Blue agave offers medical promise

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 04, 2017

The blue agave plant is already being investigated as the source of treatments for osteoporosis and lowering blood glucose, and now is being used as the raw material in a bio-skin to treat second-and third-degree burns.

Salmonella outbreak has CDC squawking about city chickens

Salmonella outbreak has CDC squawking about city chickens

By Associated Press  |  October 28, 2017

Since January, nearly 1,000 people have contracted salmonella poisoning from chickens and ducks in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The CDC says that toll was four times higher than in 2015.

A sweeter side of Zeke Emanuel

A sweeter side of Zeke Emanuel

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 21, 2017

Oncologist, bioethicist and super healthcare wonk Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel can now add one sweet line to his resume—his own namesake artisanal chocolate bar.

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacy

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacy

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 07, 2017

According to research by a team of health experts from the University of Nottingham in England, being in a positive mood when you get your flu shot can increase its protective effects.

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