Cancer leading cause of death among Seoulites last year

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Cancer leading cause of death among Seoulites last year

Cancer was the leading cause of death among the citizens of Seoul last year, claiming more than 13,000 lives, data from the city government showed Wednesday.   According to the data, 42,063 Seoulites died last year, the highest number of annual deaths since the city government began tra...

Updated : 2014.11.26 11:49

Stroke prevention and emergency management

Cerebrovascular disease and stroke (the most well-known type of cerebrovascular disease) is one of the main causes of death in Korea. Its incidence increases with sudden cold weather and in the winter...

Updated : 2014.11.13 21:08

Gene study boosts interest in heart drug

Scientists have discovered gene mutations that give people naturally lower cholesterol levels and cut their risk of heart disease in half.That discovery may have a big implication: A blockbuster drug ...

Updated : 2014.11.13 21:06

Obsession

Mr. A, who lives in my neighborhood, is known to be extremely punctual. He’s even more punctual than the German philosopher, Kant was. The security guards in the apartment complex tell the time of th...

Updated : 2014.10.23 21:00

Vegan croissants, gluten-free pasta: Europe wakes up to fussy eating

VILLEPINTE, France (AFP) ― Once firmly entrenched in their traditional gastronomy, consumers in gourmet havens like France and Italy are slowly starting to demand gluten-, dairy- and meat-free diets ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:57

[Graphic News] 1 in 4 Korean boys suffers from obesity

One in four South Korean male children aged 5 to 17 are obese, a rate that is higher than the OECD average, according to the nation’s Health Ministry.According to the ministry, 25 percent of young ma...

Updated : 2014.10.12 21:06

How healthy lungs can bring longevity

The name of Korean traditional medicine doctor Seo Hyo-seok’s clinic, Pyunkang Korean Medicine Hospital, has a special meaning. The word ― Pyunkang ― in fact reflects the doctor’s philosophy and v...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:39

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system due to the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra of the brain. While tremor at rest, bradykinesia, mu...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:38

U.S. child, 4, dies from enterovirus D68

NEW YORK (AFP) ― A 4-year-old boy in the northeastern U.S. state of New Jersey died suddenly and without warning as a result of the outbreak of a respiratory virus, enterovirus D68, officials said.El...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:37

6 in 10 mothers experience postpartum depression

More than half of South Korean mothers go through postpartum depression within the first five years after childbirth, according to a study by Inha University.Of 1,332 mothers who gave birth in 2008, 60 percent said they suffered from depression at least once between 2008 and 2012.Some majo...

Updated : 2014.10.06 20:57

Medical disputes over plastic surgery on rise

More patients in South Korea are filing medical disputes after receiving cosmetic surgery or other aesthetic treatments at local clinics, raising concerns about the industry’s safety standards and false advertising. Last week, a woman in her 50s died of dyspnea while receiving liposuction...

Updated : 2014.10.01 21:43

Is chest pain always angina?

Chest pain refers to various pains in the chest, which can be due to a wide range of causes. Chest pain or discomfort in the chest is a relatively common condition found in 1-2 percent of all patients...

Updated : 2014.09.25 21:21

Allergic rhinitis occurs most in autumn season

Allergic rhinitis, an inflammation of the nasal airways, occurs most often among Koreans in the fall, especially in the months of September and October, according to the Health Ministry.Some 601,000 K...

Updated : 2014.09.25 21:18

U.S. fines Shire $56.5m over drug promotion

NEW YORK (AP) ― The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that Irish drugmaker Shire will pay $56.5 million to settle allegations it broke the law in promoting five different drugs, including its attention deficit disorder drugs Adderall XR and Vyvanse.According to a whistleblower law...

Updated : 2014.09.25 21:18

Doctor awarded for contributions to dementia awareness

Choi Kyoung-gyu. (Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital)Professor and medical doctor Choi Kyoung-gyu, who currently practices at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, was given an award last week...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:42