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Korea needs more narcotics

In 2010, popular author and TV personality Choi Yoon-hee committed suicide with her husband, after two years of suffering from lupus. The death of the couple ― her husband was believed to have helped...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:30

Pollen Allergy

Each year, people with hay fever and pollen allergies suffer from various symptoms in the spring and autumn when there is abundant pollen in the atmosphere. Pollen is an allergen that can trigger alle...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:28

Stressed teens vulnerable to jaw disorder

Stressed teenagers in South Korea are vulnerable to temporomandibular disorders, a condition that affects the muscles and nerves surrounding the jaw, experts say.The condition is known for pain and re...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:40

Yellow dust

During the spring, there are increased changes in the daily temperature and biorhythms become unstable so that the body’s immune system becomes weaker, making you more susceptible to diseases. The sp...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:39

China on brink of heart disease 'epidemic': study

Unhealthy eating, smoking and obesity are threatening a heart disease epidemic in China, where three out of four people are in poor cardiovascular shape, said a study on Monday.The findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology are based on data from 96,000 men and...

Updated : 2015.03.10 09:18

Exercises for menopausal women

For a healthy post-menopausal life, regular exercise, good nutrition, sufficient sleep and rest, and stress relief is important. Exercises can easily be adapted to one’s likes. Regular exercise helps...

Updated : 2015.02.26 21:09

Hiking S. Koreans' favorite pastime: survey

Hiking is South Koreans' favorite pastime, with dogs chosen as their most beloved pet, a poll showed Wednesday.  According to the survey of 1,700 South Koreans aged 13 and older, taken by Gallup Korea, 14 percent of the respondents said their favorite hobby is hiking.   Listening to mu...

Updated : 2015.02.25 16:20

Mood disorders associated with biorhythm

A major medical condition closely related to one’s biorhythm is bipolar disorder. The disease is characterized by repeated episodes of depression and manic periods. Compared to the manic phase, when ...

Updated : 2015.02.05 20:21

Winter foot care tips for diabetics

While some might assume that summer is the most difficult season for the diabetic foot ― people tend to walk barefoot, which increases the chance of injuries ― it is in fact the winter months that a...

Updated : 2015.02.05 20:19

AbbVie’s new hepatitis C treatment gets approval in EU

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) ― Drugmaker AbbVie Inc. said its new, all-pill hepatitis C combo treatment has been approved for patients in the 28 European Union member countries.The company said the Europ...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:40

Foods that can help you give up smoking

Compared to nonsmokers, most smokers tend to consume more alcohol and high caloric food ― such as fatty foods. They also have lower intake of antioxidant vitamins (vitamins C, E and A) from healthy v...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:39

Vitamin D deficiency grows in Korea

A growing number of Koreans are seeking medical attention for vitamin D deficiency, a common condition among those who do not get enough exposure to sunlight, a government report showed.According to t...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:37

Welcome to New Year’s resolution month: Tips to save on gyms

NEW YORK (AP) ― How’s that new year, new you fitness pledge going? January, the start of New Year’s resolution month, sees a healthy uptick in sign-ups at gyms and specialized studios offering such...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:04

[Herald Interview] Aussie lawyer spreading passion for CrossFit

Even if you are not an exercise buff and don’t keep abreast of the latest fitness trends, you’ve probably heard of CrossFit. Combining good old movements such as push-ups, squats and lunges with Oly...

Updated : 2015.01.14 19:29

Working too hard can drive you to booze: Study

It's true: working too hard can drive you to drink, said researchers Wednesday who warned of the health risks of such dual excess.An overview of studies covering more than 400,000 people showed that individuals who exceed 48 working hours per week -- the European Union's suggested maximum ...

Updated : 2015.01.14 10:42