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Korea confirms third MERS case, 64 on watch

Seoul said Thursday that three people have been infected by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and 64 people, including health care workers and the patients’ families, are being monitored for possible infection.All three patients were quarantined at a government-certified facility an...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:18

S. Korea reports 3rd confirmed case of MERS

South Korea confirmed a third case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Thursday, one day after it reported its first-ever case of the viral disease.  The latest case was confirmed in a 76-year-old man who had shared a hospital room with the first patient to be diagnosed with MERS,...

Updated : 2015.05.21 15:04

S. Korea mulls issuing alert against MERS

South Korea is considering raising its watch against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, health officials said Thursday, one day after the country reported its first case of the viral disease.  Officials from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an experts' meeting...

Updated : 2015.05.21 11:53

Gov't warns of possible nicotine overdose thru use of e-cigarettes

The South Korean government warned of a possible overdose of nicotine for those who smoke electronic cigarettes Tuesday, while ordering a recall of 10 e-cigarettes over defective power cord plugs that may cause a fire or electric shock.  The 10 electric cord plugs of e-cigarettes subject...

Updated : 2015.05.19 13:39

Park honors Ebola relief team

President Park Geun-hye has awarded medals to 24 health care professionals for completing a nearly three-month Ebola relief mission in Sierra Leone. “I was deeply touched to find out that so many health care professionals applied for this mission in spite of the potential risks,” Park to...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:30

Boosting serotonin

Serotonin is also called the “happy substance” or “study substance” because it is associated with happiness and learning ability in modern people living busy lives. It also calms the mind and impr...

Updated : 2015.05.14 19:10

Authorities warn of illegal remedies for erectile dysfunction

Health authorities Thursday warned that many “natural remedies” for erectile dysfunction that are currently being sold illegally online contain sildenafil, a medication that can be purchased only with a doctor’s prescription. An overdose of the drug, which is most commonly sold as Viagr...

Updated : 2015.05.07 20:48

Binge eating disorder (bulimia)

The desire to eat is not only driven by hunger, but also by the emotional state and psychological stress. Binge eating, which is different to anorexia where one does not eat enough food, is another co...

Updated : 2015.04.16 19:02

Bicycle imports jump 18.5 pct in three years: data

South Korea's bicycle imports rose 18.5 percent in the last three years, government data showed Sunday, fueled by the spike in people enjoying leisure and sports activities.  According to data by the Korea Customs Service, the country imported $210 million worth of bikes last year, up fr...

Updated : 2015.03.29 09:30

Korea needs more narcotics

In 2010, popular author and TV personality Choi Yoon-hee committed suicide with her husband, after two years of suffering from lupus. The death of the couple ― her husband was believed to have helped...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:30

Pollen Allergy

Each year, people with hay fever and pollen allergies suffer from various symptoms in the spring and autumn when there is abundant pollen in the atmosphere. Pollen is an allergen that can trigger alle...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:28

Stressed teens vulnerable to jaw disorder

Stressed teenagers in South Korea are vulnerable to temporomandibular disorders, a condition that affects the muscles and nerves surrounding the jaw, experts say.The condition is known for pain and re...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:40

Yellow dust

During the spring, there are increased changes in the daily temperature and biorhythms become unstable so that the body’s immune system becomes weaker, making you more susceptible to diseases. The sp...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:39

China on brink of heart disease 'epidemic': study

Unhealthy eating, smoking and obesity are threatening a heart disease epidemic in China, where three out of four people are in poor cardiovascular shape, said a study on Monday.The findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology are based on data from 96,000 men and...

Updated : 2015.03.10 09:18

Exercises for menopausal women

For a healthy post-menopausal life, regular exercise, good nutrition, sufficient sleep and rest, and stress relief is important. Exercises can easily be adapted to one’s likes. Regular exercise helps...

Updated : 2015.02.26 21:09