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AbbVie’s new hepatitis C treatment gets approval in EU

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) ― Drugmaker AbbVie Inc. said its new, all-pill hepatitis C combo treatment has been approved for patients in the 28 European Union member countries.The company said the Europ...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:40

Foods that can help you give up smoking

Compared to nonsmokers, most smokers tend to consume more alcohol and high caloric food ― such as fatty foods. They also have lower intake of antioxidant vitamins (vitamins C, E and A) from healthy v...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:39

Vitamin D deficiency grows in Korea

A growing number of Koreans are seeking medical attention for vitamin D deficiency, a common condition among those who do not get enough exposure to sunlight, a government report showed.According to t...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:37

Welcome to New Year’s resolution month: Tips to save on gyms

NEW YORK (AP) ― How’s that new year, new you fitness pledge going? January, the start of New Year’s resolution month, sees a healthy uptick in sign-ups at gyms and specialized studios offering such...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:04

[Herald Interview] Aussie lawyer spreading passion for CrossFit

Even if you are not an exercise buff and don’t keep abreast of the latest fitness trends, you’ve probably heard of CrossFit. Combining good old movements such as push-ups, squats and lunges with Oly...

Updated : 2015.01.14 19:29

Working too hard can drive you to booze: Study

It's true: working too hard can drive you to drink, said researchers Wednesday who warned of the health risks of such dual excess.An overview of studies covering more than 400,000 people showed that individuals who exceed 48 working hours per week -- the European Union's suggested maximum ...

Updated : 2015.01.14 10:42

Men in 60s, women in 40s most vulnerable to alcohol-induced mental disorders

A state-run health research institute said it has found that Korean men in their 60s and women in their 40s were most vulnerable to alcohol-induced mental conditions including dementia and alcoholic h...

Updated : 2015.01.08 21:37

9 measles cases linked to Disney parks

SANTA ANA, California (AP) ― Nine Americans have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, state officials said Wednesday.Three more California residents are suspected of having measles. All patients with confirmed or suspected c...

Updated : 2015.01.08 21:36

Heart attack (acute myocardial infarction)

Heart attack has been the No. 1 killer in the world for the last decade and deaths from the disease are still on the rise. As the human heart works continuously during one’s lifetime, a healthy coron...

Updated : 2015.01.08 21:36

Prostatitis

The prostate is a male organ located below the bladder. It wraps around the urethra and is responsible for making the main components of semen. Prostatitis refers to inflammation of the prostate, but ...

Updated : 2014.12.25 22:08

Preventing winter health hazards

While the crisp air and snow-covered streets can paint a pleasant wintry picture, cold weather can also bring a number of serious health hazards, including hypothermia and frostbite.This winter has be...

Updated : 2014.12.25 22:04

[Herald Interview] Doctor offers advice on IBS and indigestion

For many people with irritable bowel syndrome, their symptoms don’t give a clear indication of their condition. While IBS is a common gut disorder which causes abdominal pain, bloating, and sometimes...

Updated : 2014.12.11 21:37

Gall stones

Bile is made in the liver and stored in the gall bladder. It is secreted into the duodenum as the gall bladder contracts when food is consumed, aiding in digestion. Gallstones refer to stone formation...

Updated : 2014.12.11 21:35

Ireland pushes Europe’s antismoking drive with plain packaging plan

DUBLIN (AFP) ― Ten years since setting a trend with its workplace smoking ban, Ireland is pushing ahead to be the first EU state with plain packaging for cigarettes despite fierce opposition from tob...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:58

South African AIDS group says treatment stalling

JOHANNESBURG (AP) ― In T-shirts boldly declaring “HIV Positive,” members of the Treatment Action Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the South African governmen...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:57