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[Weekender] How chicken may or may not be ruining your health

Although “chi-maek” -- a word play referring to fried chicken and beer -- continues to be one of the most popular snacks among Koreans, some health experts have been warning on its harmful health ef...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:38

Healthy aging has little to do with age: study

MIAMI (AFP) -- When it comes to maintaining health in one’s older years, age means little and obesity may not be so bad after all, according to a U.S. study released Monday. Factors such as loneliness, depression and having broken a bone recently are more likely to predict a person’s ri...

Updated : 2016.05.17 14:12

Second-hand smoking increases suicidal thoughts: research

Second-hand smoking increases the risk of extreme thoughts in people such as wanting to take their own lives, according to a new report published  Monday.The joint study by Yoo Jun-hyun, professor of...

Updated : 2016.05.02 14:30

Zika-carrying mosquito found in Korea, CDC says

A mosquito that is known to be capable of carrying the Zika virus has been found in Korea for the first time this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.The Aedes albopictus ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 22:10

Korea overly stressed society: Deepak Chopra

Globally recognized author, motivational speaker and leading figure of the New Age movement, Deepak Chopra, has returned to Seoul after two years to share some of his spiritual insights into Korean so...

Updated : 2016.04.21 14:55

Sentinel to host evening yoga program

Fitness brand Sentinel is hosting an evening yoga program aimed at awakening the senses, it announced Friday. Titled “Awaken Six Senses,” the program features activities like “Chocolate Meditation...

Updated : 2016.04.08 17:19

Mind those extra pounds? 

Let’s say you’re trying to avoid sugar. And you’re at work one morning, when someone puts out that irresistible pink box of doughnuts. (Or a bowl of chips, or whatever your weakness may be.)  It’...

Updated : 2016.04.07 14:23

Global competition shows technology aids weight loss

MIAMI (AFP) - A friendly international competition to encourage exercise using pedometers and online tools was successful in helping people lose weight and improve their fitness over the course of three months, researchers said Sunday. The results of the study -- based on self-reported da...

Updated : 2016.04.05 14:49

Makgeolli extract may slow stomach cancer

Korean traditional rice wine, or makgeolli, contains a material believed to be effective in slowing the growth of stomach cancer cells, a study showed Monday.The Korea Food Research Institute said in a recent study that it discovered that makgeolli curbs the proliferation of stomach cancer...

Updated : 2016.03.07 13:20

##[EYE] Developing cholera vaccine in South Korea

Developing cholera vaccine in South Korea Kicker: IVI director general Jerome Kim shares stories behind Euvichol, Korea’s first oral cholera vaccine [HERALD INTERVIEW]By Claire LeeOne of the most fea...

Updated : 2016.02.19 18:50

Squat, lunge, push-ups. 13 apps for fitness at home

MIAMI (AP) -- Don't want to fight traffic, travelling for work, can’t afford a $30 barre class? Those excuses for missing your workout no longer fly thanks to a host of new fitness apps and online subscriptions.There's a website for your every cardio craving from Pilates to bootcamp, some...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:19

Samsung starts blood donation drive amid low reserves

South Korea's top conglomerate the Samsung Group said Thursday it has kicked off an inhouse blood donation campaign in an effort to help the country tide over a shortage of blood reserves.The campaign will be carried out at key affiliates' major facilities across the nation until the end o...

Updated : 2016.01.21 11:04

Korea confirms additional FMD case

One additional case of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in South Korea stoking concerns that the animal disease may further spread into the nation, the government said Thursday.A pig farm in Gochang, 296 kilometers southeast of Seoul, tested positive for the highly contagious dise...

Updated : 2016.01.14 15:56

Pinterest is alive with a new you for the new year

NEW YORK (AP) -- Welcome to New Year’s resolution junction. It’s a busy place around this time of year, when those promises we make to ourselves are either furiously alive or dead on arrival. In a little corner of the world we like to call Pinterest, resolution-makers have lit up with w...

Updated : 2016.01.13 13:58

One-third of Koreans overweight, many not trying to slim down

Roughly a third of adult South Koreans were overweight in 2014, with many not even trying to lose weight, government data showed Monday.The 2014 national health data by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed 31.5 percent of people over 19 were categorized as being obes...

Updated : 2016.01.11 13:36