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Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa -- once more of it can be made.The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after they were i...

Updated : 2014.08.30 11:21

Management of knee pain

Management of knee painThe causes of knee pain vary depending on the patient’s age and whether the knee is damaged or not. The symptoms also vary greatly as to the location of the pain and the physic...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:42

Osteonecrosis more common in men than women in Korea

Men are much more prone to osteonecrosis ― a disease resulting from the loss of blood supply to the bones ― than women in South Korea, according to a study organized by the nation’s Health Insuranc...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:40

Osong aims to become bio industry hub

Osong is looking to solidify its position as the country’s mecca for biotechnology research with the upcoming Bio Industry Expo Osong Korea 2014.The event, slated to be held in the North Chungcheong ...

Updated : 2014.08.28 20:40

Swimming in summer and ear infections

Going to a swimming pool or a beach during summer vacation is quite enjoyable and indispensable. But while swimming, your ears could be affected when unclean water enters.When swimming or taking a sho...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:25

Tic disorder patients on the rise

The number of patients with tic disorders has been on the rise in Korea for the past five years, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.A tic is an abrupt and repeated movement that can occur...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:22

Study questions need for most to cut salt

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is okay for heart health ― and too little may be ...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:22

Eyelid ptosis

Ptosis is a condition where the eye appears small and sleepy due to an abnormal drooping of the upper eyelid when looking straight. There is congenital ptosis where a drooping of the eyelid is present...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:09

Ewha hospital offers free cervical cancer vaccines

Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital is offering free cervical cancer vaccines for young women from less fortunate households starting in August.One hundred teenagers from Seoul’s Yangcheon distri...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:05

Traditional Korean medicine industry struggles to expand

For many years in the past, Koreans would seek doctors of traditional Korean medicine for herbal medicine to boost their energy levels, or to get acupuncture treatment for chronic muscle pain.The indu...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:54

Deep sleep

Sleep is not just rest, but a very important process for performing mental and physical activities. Getting enough good-quality sleep is also necessary for maintaining mental and physical health. Chro...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:54

300 vials labeled flu, dengue found at U.S. lab

WASHINGTON (AP) ― The same U.S. government scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and bacteria. The new revelations raise serious concerns about the governmen...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:50

[Weekender] Eating, sleeping habits key to healthy night activities

In order to maintain a well-balanced routine, plenty of sleep and proper eating habits can be helpful, a medical expert in Seoul said Friday.“Nighttime activities, although generally demanding on your health, are not all harmful as long as they are balanced with sufficient sleep and caref...

Updated : 2014.07.04 21:30

Egypt’s army says ‘AIDS detector’ needs more tests

Egypt’s military says devices it claimed it invented to detect and cure AIDS and hepatitis C need more testing. (123RF)CAIRO (AP) ― Egypt’s military said Saturday that devices it claimed it invente...

Updated : 2014.07.03 21:28

Breast reconstruction offers more options for cancer patients

Living with and beyond breast cancer can be overwhelming. Patients often deal with the loss of a breast or an altered physical appearance, on top of learning about unfamiliar treatment options and pro...

Updated : 2014.07.03 21:28