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Govt. to keep better track of migratory birds to help prevent avian influenza

The state quarantine agency said Tuesday it will work with a number of different organizations that monitor migratory birds for systematic prevention of avian influenza.The Animal and Plant Quarantine...

Updated : 2017.07.25 11:10

118 infants infected with inactive TB

A total of 118 newborns have been infected with inactive tuberculosis at an obstetrics clinic in Seoul, health authorities said Wednesday.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the ...

Updated : 2017.07.19 15:00

Korean women see themselves chubbier than they are: survey

South Korean women tend to consider themselves chubbier than they actually are while men are inclined to think the opposite, a survey showed Thursday.About 20 percent, or 5,002 women, of the 25,281 wo...

Updated : 2017.07.13 11:09

Health ministry to inspect new e-cigarettes for possible risks

Government authorities said Monday they will be examining the e-cigarette IQOS for any health risks starting next month.IQOS, a product that heats tobacco, went on sale locally in June. Its manufactur...

Updated : 2017.07.10 09:46

Health care experts seek innovation amid 4th industrial revolution

More than 250 medical doctors and health care providers from South Korea and the United States gathered in Seoul on Friday to discuss ways to pursue innovations as the economies around the world embra...

Updated : 2017.06.30 12:45

Heatstroke claims 58 lives between 2012-2015: govt. data

Heatstroke has claimed 58 lives in South Korea over the past five years, government data showed Thursday.Those in their 70s accounted for the largest share with 18, followed by 11 each for people in t...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:15

Red ginseng helps reduce fatigue in cancer patients: report

Red ginseng helps reduce fatigue in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, a local report showed Thursday.The report based on a survey on 438 colorectal cancer patients by professor Kim Yeol-hong of...

Updated : 2017.06.22 10:15

One-third of Koreans are obese, causing massive social costs

A third of South Korean people are obese, causing Asia's fourth-largest economy to shoulder nearly 7 trillion won ($6.12 billion) in social costs every year, the government said Wednesday.Also, some 2...

Updated : 2017.06.21 14:54

Vaccine experts in Seoul to examine ways to expand immunization benefits

More than 100 medical doctors and vaccine experts from all over the world gathered in Seoul on Wednesday to examine ways to improve vaccine management, and called for concerted efforts on extend benef...

Updated : 2017.06.21 13:08

Kimchi consumption does not raise blood pressure: survey

Consumption of kimchi does not raise blood pressure despite its high salt content as the lactic acid bacteria in the fermented dish actually helps drive sodium out of the body, a survey showed Wednesd...

Updated : 2017.06.21 10:19

Ramyeon raises cardiovascular risk due to high fat, sodium, sugar: survey

Ramyeon instant noodles raises blood sugar, blood pressure and the chance of artery hardening and heart attack due to its high fat, sodium, sugar and carbohydrate content, the latest findings showed M...

Updated : 2017.06.19 10:31

Endometriosis patient numbers on rise due to late marriage, childbirths: data

The number of endometriosis patients rose sharply in recent years due to late marriage and childbirths, stress and irregular lifestyles, with most of those affected in their 30s and 40s, data showed T...

Updated : 2017.06.13 14:51

Skin cancer cases soar some 40% over 4 years

The number of South Korean skin cancer patients has spiked nearly 40 percent over the past four years, flirting with the 20,000 mark, apparently due to increased sunlight exposure, data showed Tuesday...

Updated : 2017.06.13 10:51

Number of atopic patients peaks in May

The number of atopic dermatitis patients in South Korea tends to peak in May partly due to fine and yellow dust, a state-run health agency said Tuesday.According to the Health Insurance Review and Ass...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:37

Koreans with hypertension top 7.5 mln in 2016

The number of South Koreans with high blood pressure topped the 7.5 million mark last year, data showed Tuesday, According to the data by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, a total of...

Updated : 2017.05.16 09:52