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Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer refers to most types of renal cancer that occur in the kidneys (accounting for more than 85 percent). Kidney cancer accounts for approximately 1.6 percent of all cancers that occur in Ko...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:48

Number of retina disorder patients doubles in four years: report

The number of patients with retinopathy is on the rise, with the exact cause of the increase unknown, a report showed Thursday. According to a report released by the National Health Insurance Service,...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:47

Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) ― In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.Over the last two decades, the rates of h...

Updated : 2014.04.17 20:46

Materialistic people more likely to be miserable: study

(A scene from the movie 'Shopperholic')It is difficult to satisfy materialistic people who constantly want more even when they have the latest gadgets and newest cars. It has long been believed that m...

Updated : 2014.04.07 17:38

Pee in the pool can produce chemical weapon equivalent

(A scene from the movie 'Grown Ups')In swimming pools, chlorine is added for hygiene purposes -– to stop microorganisms from developing. However, when chlorine combines with urine, harmful chemicals ...

Updated : 2014.04.07 14:45

Knee joint disorder patients surge in spring

Hwang Young-soon, 61, recently heard a creaking sound from her knees while climbing a mountain. Pain in her knees lasted more than three weeks and caused them to swell up. She was later diagnosed with...

Updated : 2014.04.03 20:21

Children’s health during the changing seasons

In the spring, the changes in daily temperature and windy weather lead to an unstable biorhythm and can cause reduced body defense. In addition, it is the time of the year when school and kindergarten...

Updated : 2014.04.03 20:20

Back pain biggest global source of disability

Lower back pain causes more disability around the world than any other single condition, and accounts for a third of work-related handicaps, a specialist journal reported on Monday.Nearly a tenth -- 9.4 percent -- of the world's population has lower back pain, with the prevalence highest i...

Updated : 2014.03.25 10:19

Reasons why your sex life may be suffering

Health Magazine published a list of reasons why some people are not having sex. It estimated the number of sexless couples -- those having sex less than 10 times a year -- at 40 million in the U.S. al...

Updated : 2014.03.24 10:53

‘Medical checkups as crucial as treatment’

To stay healthly, the quality of medical checkups is as crucial as that of medical treatment, Ewha Womans University Health Promotion Center chief Kim Joung-sook said. “Three components of the medica...

Updated : 2014.03.20 20:52

Healthy eyes in the spring

Each year, we are affected by yellow dust, particularly from the end of March to April. Yellow dust mixes with air pollutants that can adversely affect the respiratory tracts and the eyes. What is yel...

Updated : 2014.03.20 20:46

Unmarried women have higher risk of death by heart disease

(123rf)According to a study published in the journal BMC Medicine from the University of Oxford, unmarried women have higher chances of dying from heart disease compared to married women, Medical News...

Updated : 2014.03.14 11:18

7 foods you should eat for breakfast

(123rf)According to an article by Business Insider, there are certain foods we should avoid for breakfast. Bacon, sausages, hash browns, processed cheese, biscuits with gravy, and granola bars are foo...

Updated : 2014.03.10 17:36

10 most nutritious foods in the world

Everybody knows the importance of consuming healthy foods to better combat diseases, but not everybody knows what foods are nutritious and what impact they have on our health.   As there is only a ...

Updated : 2014.03.09 15:15

Vitamins and our health

According to the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, 40 percent of the population is consuming too much or not enough nutrition. Although the intake of protein, iron and vitamins B1 an...

Updated : 2014.03.06 20:58