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Avoiding surfer’s eye in the summer

One of the most common eye conditions in the summertime is pterygium, a growth of fleshy tissue on the white of the eye ― usually caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. In other countries, it is be...

Updated : 2015.07.02 21:27

Long and lean: exercise for a dancer's body

The era of smartphones, tablets and laptop computers has brought on a silent but widespread plague of bad posture, which in turn leads to tense muscles and uneven weight gain around the waist. This we...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:25

S. Korea reports one new case of MERS, bringing total to 182

 South Korea reported an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Saturday,bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease here to 182.    No additional fatalities have been reported since Friday with the country's death toll standing at 31, accordin...

Updated : 2015.06.27 10:06

[Best Brand] Ewha health center offers gender-specific services

Founded in 2009, Ewha Womans University Health Promotion Center in Seoul established itself as the go-to place for female patients at home and abroad.The institution, a special unit of Ewha Womans Uni...

Updated : 2015.06.25 21:03

High-tech exercise for busy urbanites

With the beach season finally here, many of us may be asking ourselves the perennial question: How do you slim down in the shortest amount of time possible? Technology, it seems, just may have provid...

Updated : 2015.06.17 19:24

Private chef lends expertise for next line of Organica products

Christine Cho, a plant-based private chef based in New York City and one of the flavor masterminds behind Organica’s “Juice Just Cleanse” detox juice line, has returned to Korea to once again join ...

Updated : 2015.06.14 17:15

Acting PM calls for strengthened countermeasures against MERS

South Korea's acting prime minister called on officials Tuesday to cope with the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome virus at a serious level to ensure it will not spread to local communities.  The country has been maintaining an alert level of "caution", the third-highest warning in the...

Updated : 2015.06.09 10:30

TB more threatening than MERS: doctor

Tuberculosis is a more threatening infectious disease in South Korea than the MERS virus, a local doctor said Tuesday.  Heo Dae-seog, professor of the internal medicine department at Seoul National University Hospital, said that TB spreads very easily through the air whereas Middle East ...

Updated : 2015.06.09 10:28

Camel meat, milk not distributed in Korea

Camel food products are not imported into or distributed in South Korea, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday, amid criticism over the government's seemingly unrealistic advice on shunning camel meat and milk consumption to avoid Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.  Since the first outbre...

Updated : 2015.06.09 10:06

First teen MERS patient confirmed

Seoul confirmed five more MERS-affected hospitals, one death and 23 more cases Monday, bringing the nation’s total number of cases to 87 and the death toll to six. Among the newly confirmed patients ...

Updated : 2015.06.08 20:29

Korea names MERS-affected hospital, tracks all visitors

The Korean government on Friday named the hospital in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, where 71 percent of all confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome cases in Korea have occurred since May 20, backt...

Updated : 2015.06.05 21:30

4 killed by MERS, 41 cases confirmed

Seoul confirmed on Friday the fourth death from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while five more have been diagnosed with MERS in the country. One of the newly confirmed patients is an air force offi...

Updated : 2015.06.05 10:49

Seoul confirms third MERS death

Fears of the deadly virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome only expanded Thursday as Seoul confirmed third death, five more cases, as well as a potential outbreak in the military. Health a...

Updated : 2015.06.04 20:20

Avoiding ruptured eardrums in summer

Summer can be a vulnerable time for one’s ear health, as many problems can be triggered from swimming and loud outdoor concert music. According to South Korea’s Health Ministry, Koreans seek medical...

Updated : 2015.06.04 20:10

544 schools cancel classes over MERS

More than 500 schools have canceled classes to prevent the spread of a deadly virus that has killed two South Koreans, the Ministry of Education said Wednesday.As of 5 p.m., students and teachers have been told not to show up at 544 schools, about 3 percent of some 20,000 schools nationwid...

Updated : 2015.06.03 20:21