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Korea confirms 11th Zika virus infection

South Korea has confirmed an additional case of Zika infection, raising the number of people infected with the virus here to 11, local health authorities said Saturday. The 64-year-old man came back from a recent trip to Vietnam on Aug. 20 and was confirmed to have been infected with the m...

Updated : 2016.08.28 09:15

Scientists develop advanced diagnostic technology in breast cancer

A group of South Korean scientists has developed a technology to diagnose breast cancer in women with dense breasts in 10 minutes, Seoul's science ministry said Wednesday.It is more difficult to detect cancer in women with dense breast tissues, compared to fatty breast tissues, through mam...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:17

Korea confirms first cholera case in 15 years

South Korea has confirmed its first case of cholera in 15 years, local health authorities said Tuesday.A 59-year-old man from the southern city of Gwangju was confirmed to have been infected with the water-borne disease, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, adding the...

Updated : 2016.08.23 13:58

Gov't kicks off antisuicide campaigns

South Korea's health ministry on Thursday said it launched a set of campaigns to prevent suicides in an effort to cope with an uptrend in the number of people taking their own lives.The campaigns aim to create a "life-respecting culture" to ward off suicide attempts and help people who hav...

Updated : 2016.08.18 11:01

Scientists develop improved breast cancer treatment

A group of South Korean scientists has developed a new treatment system for breast cancer by enhancing the effectiveness of hormonal treatment, the science ministry said Tuesday.The team led by Park In-cheol discovered that administering dichloroacetate with the hormonal drug tamoxifen inc...

Updated : 2016.08.16 17:26

Number of HIV, AIDS patients surpasses 10,000 in Korea

The number of human immunodeficiency virus infections and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients surpassed 10,000 for the first time in South Korea last year, the health authorities said Friday.A total of 10,502 people tested positive for HIV and were diagnosed with AIDS in 2015, up f...

Updated : 2016.08.12 16:17

Korean women 20 cm taller than century ago

The average height of Korean women is now 20 centimeters taller than 100 years ago, according to a study published by Imperial College, London, on Monday. Korean women and Iranian men showed the highe...

Updated : 2016.07.26 17:49

[Photo News] Global International Partner Meeting

Kim Young-pill (third from right), a president of Green Cross Medical Science, a subsidiary of Korean biopharmaceutical company Green Cross, poses with foreign clients, who attended the conference hel...

Updated : 2016.07.22 18:50

How to choose a fitness tracker when they all sound the same

NEW YORK (AP) -- Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance.That’s a lot of data, but are they useful? It depends on what you’re looking for. Those new to fitness might want something that‘s motivational, while those already ...

Updated : 2016.07.21 14:28

Busan hospitals eyeing Russian market

Major hospitals in South Korea's second largest city of Busan will stage presentations in Russia later this week as part of their efforts to enter the Russian medical market and entice Russian patients, a Busan city official said Tuesday. "A medical delegation from Busan-based Dong-a Unive...

Updated : 2016.07.12 13:09

Korea issues nationwide encephalitis warning

South Korea's health authorities on Monday issued a nationwide warning against the spread of encephalitis, advising the public to pay attention to personal hygiene and to get vaccinated if necessary. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it confirmed more than 500 mosqu...

Updated : 2016.07.11 13:20

Korea’s biggest yoga institute to open in Paju

Korea’s biggest yoga institute is set to open in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, in September, a report said Thursday. Yoga business firm AJNA, together with Hallyu Training Center, said it will recruit ove...

Updated : 2016.06.23 17:43

Rise in patients suffering herniated discs in neck

Increased use of smartphones is suspected as one of the reasons behind the rise in the number of herniated cervical disc patients in Korea, according to the National Health Insurance Service on Sunday...

Updated : 2016.06.19 15:38

Number of blood donors jumps nearly 20% over 4 yrs

The number of blood donors in South Korea jumped nearly 20 percent over the past four years on the back of the rising participation of teenagers and twenty-somethings, the health ministry said Monday.About 3.08 million people donated blood last year, up 17.8 percent from 2.61 million talli...

Updated : 2016.06.13 14:29

Debate arises over antihypertensive, anti-impotence drug

Controversy has flared up over South Korean authorities' recent approval of a new drug that premises to treat both high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction.In early May, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety gave the green light to the antihypertensive and anti-impotence medicine develo...

Updated : 2016.06.09 11:48