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Korea’s biggest yoga institute to open in Paju

Korea’s biggest yoga institute is set to open in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, in September, a report said Thursday. Yoga business firm AJNA, together with Hallyu Training Center, said it will recruit ove...

Updated : 2016.06.23 17:43

Rise in patients suffering herniated discs in neck

Increased use of smartphones is suspected as one of the reasons behind the rise in the number of herniated cervical disc patients in Korea, according to the National Health Insurance Service on Sunday...

Updated : 2016.06.19 15:38

Number of blood donors jumps nearly 20% over 4 yrs

The number of blood donors in South Korea jumped nearly 20 percent over the past four years on the back of the rising participation of teenagers and twenty-somethings, the health ministry said Monday.About 3.08 million people donated blood last year, up 17.8 percent from 2.61 million talli...

Updated : 2016.06.13 14:29

Debate arises over antihypertensive, anti-impotence drug

Controversy has flared up over South Korean authorities' recent approval of a new drug that premises to treat both high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction.In early May, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety gave the green light to the antihypertensive and anti-impotence medicine develo...

Updated : 2016.06.09 11:48

Chronic exposure to fine dust linked to high blood pressure: study

There is a correlation between long-term exposure to fine dust and cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, a study showed Monday, casting concerns among the public over the influx of pollutants from home and abroad.The annual rise in fine dust emissions increases the number o...

Updated : 2016.05.30 09:31

[Weekender] How chicken may or may not be ruining your health

Although “chi-maek” -- a word play referring to fried chicken and beer -- continues to be one of the most popular snacks among Koreans, some health experts have been warning on its harmful health ef...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:38

Healthy aging has little to do with age: study

MIAMI (AFP) -- When it comes to maintaining health in one’s older years, age means little and obesity may not be so bad after all, according to a U.S. study released Monday. Factors such as loneliness, depression and having broken a bone recently are more likely to predict a person’s ri...

Updated : 2016.05.17 14:12

Second-hand smoking increases suicidal thoughts: research

Second-hand smoking increases the risk of extreme thoughts in people such as wanting to take their own lives, according to a new report published  Monday.The joint study by Yoo Jun-hyun, professor of...

Updated : 2016.05.02 14:30

Zika-carrying mosquito found in Korea, CDC says

A mosquito that is known to be capable of carrying the Zika virus has been found in Korea for the first time this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.The Aedes albopictus ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 22:10

Korea overly stressed society: Deepak Chopra

Globally recognized author, motivational speaker and leading figure of the New Age movement, Deepak Chopra, has returned to Seoul after two years to share some of his spiritual insights into Korean so...

Updated : 2016.04.21 14:55

Sentinel to host evening yoga program

Fitness brand Sentinel is hosting an evening yoga program aimed at awakening the senses, it announced Friday. Titled “Awaken Six Senses,” the program features activities like “Chocolate Meditation...

Updated : 2016.04.08 17:19

Mind those extra pounds? 

Let’s say you’re trying to avoid sugar. And you’re at work one morning, when someone puts out that irresistible pink box of doughnuts. (Or a bowl of chips, or whatever your weakness may be.)  It’...

Updated : 2016.04.07 14:23

Global competition shows technology aids weight loss

MIAMI (AFP) - A friendly international competition to encourage exercise using pedometers and online tools was successful in helping people lose weight and improve their fitness over the course of three months, researchers said Sunday. The results of the study -- based on self-reported da...

Updated : 2016.04.05 14:49

Makgeolli extract may slow stomach cancer

Korean traditional rice wine, or makgeolli, contains a material believed to be effective in slowing the growth of stomach cancer cells, a study showed Monday.The Korea Food Research Institute said in a recent study that it discovered that makgeolli curbs the proliferation of stomach cancer...

Updated : 2016.03.07 13:20

##[EYE] Developing cholera vaccine in South Korea

Developing cholera vaccine in South Korea Kicker: IVI director general Jerome Kim shares stories behind Euvichol, Korea’s first oral cholera vaccine [HERALD INTERVIEW]By Claire LeeOne of the most fea...

Updated : 2016.02.19 18:50