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Orthodontist finds new way to align molars without brackets

A Korean orthodontist has found a new way to align crooked molars without using metal brackets, allowing elderly patients to receive this particular orthodontic treatment ― which is often a requireme...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:37

Tobacco firms, health insurer go to court

Just a day after the government announced an 80 percent hike in cigarette prices, the first hearing for the state health insurer’s high-profile lawsuit against major tobacco firms was held on Friday.The National Health Insurance Service filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign t...

Updated : 2014.09.12 21:38

Serious respiratory illness hits dozen U.S. states

CHICAGO (AP) ― Hundreds of children in more than 10 U.S. states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the g...

Updated : 2014.09.11 21:02

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” named after the legendary New York Yankees first baseman who suffered and died from this disease. ALS causes the muscles to be...

Updated : 2014.09.11 21:02

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