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Red ginseng helps reduce fatigue in cancer patients: report

Red ginseng helps reduce fatigue in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, a local report showed Thursday.The report based on a survey on 438 colorectal cancer patients by professor Kim Yeol-hong of...

Updated : 2017.06.22 10:15

One-third of Koreans are obese, causing massive social costs

A third of South Korean people are obese, causing Asia's fourth-largest economy to shoulder nearly 7 trillion won ($6.12 billion) in social costs every year, the government said Wednesday.Also, some 2...

Updated : 2017.06.21 14:54

Vaccine experts in Seoul to examine ways to expand immunization benefits

More than 100 medical doctors and vaccine experts from all over the world gathered in Seoul on Wednesday to examine ways to improve vaccine management, and called for concerted efforts on extend benef...

Updated : 2017.06.21 13:08

Kimchi consumption does not raise blood pressure: survey

Consumption of kimchi does not raise blood pressure despite its high salt content as the lactic acid bacteria in the fermented dish actually helps drive sodium out of the body, a survey showed Wednesd...

Updated : 2017.06.21 10:19

Ramyeon raises cardiovascular risk due to high fat, sodium, sugar: survey

Ramyeon instant noodles raises blood sugar, blood pressure and the chance of artery hardening and heart attack due to its high fat, sodium, sugar and carbohydrate content, the latest findings showed M...

Updated : 2017.06.19 10:31

Endometriosis patient numbers on rise due to late marriage, childbirths: data

The number of endometriosis patients rose sharply in recent years due to late marriage and childbirths, stress and irregular lifestyles, with most of those affected in their 30s and 40s, data showed T...

Updated : 2017.06.13 14:51

Skin cancer cases soar some 40% over 4 years

The number of South Korean skin cancer patients has spiked nearly 40 percent over the past four years, flirting with the 20,000 mark, apparently due to increased sunlight exposure, data showed Tuesday...

Updated : 2017.06.13 10:51

Number of atopic patients peaks in May

The number of atopic dermatitis patients in South Korea tends to peak in May partly due to fine and yellow dust, a state-run health agency said Tuesday.According to the Health Insurance Review and Ass...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:37

Koreans with hypertension top 7.5 mln in 2016

The number of South Koreans with high blood pressure topped the 7.5 million mark last year, data showed Tuesday, According to the data by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, a total of...

Updated : 2017.05.16 09:52

Prevalence of ovarian cancer among 20-somethings soars

The prevalence of ovarian cancer among South Korean women in their 20s has jumped nearly 50 percent over the past five years due to a change in their life patterns, data showed Sunday.According to the...

Updated : 2017.05.07 11:04

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