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Study says being underweight also raises depression risk

Not only being overweight but also being underweight causes depression for both men and women, a finding that highlights the importance of maintaining the right weight for psychological health, a stud...

Updated : 2017.04.26 11:34

Korean medical services operate in 20 countries: data

South Korean medical services have advanced into 20 countries as of 2016, government data showed Wednesday, as local medical technology is widely expanding its contributions and presence in the global...

Updated : 2017.04.05 15:03

Korea, int'l vaccine institute to strengthen ties

South Korea's health ministry signed an agreement with a Seoul-based vaccine research institute Monday to expand cooperation in joint research efforts and to foster experts, officials said.The memoran...

Updated : 2017.04.03 10:02

Hot flashes possible among young people

Hot flashes, a well-known symptom of menopause, can even occur among women and men in their 20s and 30s, data showed Friday, indicating that the condition can be triggered by a variety of factors, inc...

Updated : 2017.03.24 12:03

Asians with Type 2 diabetes at higher risk of cancer

Type 2 diabetes is closely associated with cancer among Asians, with those suffering from the disease more likely to die from malignant cell growth, a study showed Thursday.People with diabetes, which...

Updated : 2017.03.23 16:56

TB infection rate remains high in 2016

The number of South Koreans who were newly diagnosed with tuberculosis last year inched down, but its infection rate remained high compared with other advanced countries, a government report showed Th...

Updated : 2017.03.23 16:54

Korea confirms 19th Zika virus infection

South Korea has confirmed another case of the Zika virus infection, raising the number of people infected with the virus here to 19, health authorities said Thursday.A 55-year-old Korean man was confi...

Updated : 2017.03.23 16:16

Chang Sung-goo appointed chairman of KAMS

Professor Chang Sung-gooChang Sung-goo, a professor of Urology at Kyung Hee University, was elected as the next chairman of the Korean Academy of Medical Science.The KAMS appointed professor Chang on ...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:49

Obesity sharply raises risk for kidney disease

Obesity sharply increases the risk of developing chronic kidney failure, a report said Thursday, urging obese people to undergo regular testing to prevent the disease.In the report released to mark Wo...

Updated : 2017.03.09 09:57

Runners’ high in metropolis

Walking up the steep Gyeongnidan-gil, Itaewon-dong on an evening, you may come across people jogging toward Namsan. The base camp for the group -- sitting across the street from Philippines Embassy --...

Updated : 2017.02.21 14:04

Scientists develop anti-aging stem cell technology

A group of South Korean scientists has developed a stem cell technique that slows down aging, the state-run science laboratory said Friday, a discovery that could help find treatments for age-related diseases.The team led by Choi In-pyo of the National Research Council of Science and Techn...

Updated : 2016.12.09 15:13

Latest study links level of education to high blood pressure

The level of received school education matters most when it comes to reducing the risk of high blood pressure, a medical study suggested Tuesday, breaking the conventional notion that illnesses are closely tied to income.A research team led by Lee Hae-young of Seoul National University Hos...

Updated : 2016.11.29 11:43

Korea has 2.2 doctors per 1,000 people: data

South Korea had 2.2 doctors per every 1,000 people in 2014, the lowest among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, data showed Friday.According to the OECD data submitted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to the National Assembly, South Korea scored the ...

Updated : 2016.10.14 10:38

Koreans with insomnia on the rise: data

The number of South Koreans with sleeping disorders has been increasing over the past few years, data showed Tuesday, urging the government to come up with campaigns on the proper use of related treatment drugs.According to the data compiled by Rep. In Jae-keun of the main opposition Minjo...

Updated : 2016.09.27 10:29

Medical expenses for diabetes treatment top 8 tln won in 2011-2015

Nearly 8 trillion won ($7.15 billion) was used in medical expenses for more than 11 million diabetes patients in the past five years, a lawmaker said Wednesday.A total of 11.79 million people received medical treatment for diabetes and diabetic complications with the costs amounting to 7.8...

Updated : 2016.09.21 16:42