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Sit, stand or walk? The advice goes round and round

Sit, stand or walk? The advice goes round and round

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 27, 2015

Should you sit or stand at your desk? Use a standing desk or treadmill desk? Outliers gets a bit bewildered by all the advice flowing from studies and health experts on the physical benefits of getting up out of that office chair.

Skinny jeans land fashion victim in hospital

Skinny jeans land fashion victim in hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 27, 2015

Anyone who's ever had to perform acrobatic contortions to squeeze into stylish skinny jeans may want to loosen up. As one woman Down Under learned the hard way, prolonged periods of “external compression” can result in unintended muscular and neurological consequences.

NATO working with South Dakota telemedicine hub

By Associated Press  |  June 23, 2015

NATO leaders are working with a telemedicine hub in southeast South Dakota to develop a multinational system that could deliver medical services remotely during natural or man-made disasters.

Mandatory fun: Argentine province requires clowns in public hospitals

Mandatory fun: Argentine province requires clowns in public hospitals

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

America has the individual mandate for health insurance and requires hospitals to offer emergency treatment. But Argentina's largest province, Buenos Aires, has the clown mandate: Public hospitals are now required to hire specially trained clowns to help treat child patients.

Spread of MERS in South Korea isn't global emergency: WHO

By Associated Press  |  June 17, 2015

The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula.

South Korea cuts key interest rate as MERS emerges as threat to recovery

By Associated Press  |  June 11, 2015

South Korea's central bank lowered its key interest rate to a historic low on Thursday, responding to a slump in exports and the prospect the economy will be hurt by the outbreak of the deadly MERS virus. Officials insist that the disease, which has killed 10 people, has peaked.

South Korea says its deadly MERS outbreak may have peaked

By Associated Press  |  June 09, 2015

South Korea believes its MERS virus outbreak may have peaked, and experts say the next several days will be critical to determining whether the government's belated efforts have successfully stymied a disease that has killed seven people and infected nearly 100 in the country.

Sixth person dies of MERS virus in South Korea

By Associated Press  |  June 08, 2015

South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measures to stem the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected.

Fifth person dies of MERS virus in South Korea

By Associated Press  |  June 07, 2015

A fifth person in South Korea has died of the MERS virus, as the government announced Sunday that it was strengthening measures to stem the spread of the disease and public fear.

Suffering in style? High-heel injuries nearly double

Suffering in style? High-heel injuries nearly double

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 06, 2015

The movie “Carol” made news last month at the Cannes Film Festival, not so much because of its content, but because of the people who weren't allowed to see it: women sans high heels.

South Korea reports 2 deaths from MERS virus

By Associated Press  |  June 02, 2015

South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.

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