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Korean women 20 cm taller than century ago

The average height of Korean women is now 20 centimeters taller than 100 years ago, according to a study published by Imperial College, London, on Monday. Korean women and Iranian men showed the highe...

Updated : 2016.07.26 17:49

[Photo News] Global International Partner Meeting

Kim Young-pill (third from right), a president of Green Cross Medical Science, a subsidiary of Korean biopharmaceutical company Green Cross, poses with foreign clients, who attended the conference hel...

Updated : 2016.07.22 18:50

How to choose a fitness tracker when they all sound the same

NEW YORK (AP) -- Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance.That’s a lot of data, but are they useful? It depends on what you’re looking for. Those new to fitness might want something that‘s motivational, while those already ...

Updated : 2016.07.21 14:28

Busan hospitals eyeing Russian market

Major hospitals in South Korea's second largest city of Busan will stage presentations in Russia later this week as part of their efforts to enter the Russian medical market and entice Russian patients, a Busan city official said Tuesday. "A medical delegation from Busan-based Dong-a Unive...

Updated : 2016.07.12 13:09

Korea issues nationwide encephalitis warning

South Korea's health authorities on Monday issued a nationwide warning against the spread of encephalitis, advising the public to pay attention to personal hygiene and to get vaccinated if necessary. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it confirmed more than 500 mosqu...

Updated : 2016.07.11 13:20

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