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Swimming in summer and ear infections

Going to a swimming pool or a beach during summer vacation is quite enjoyable and indispensable. But while swimming, your ears could be affected when unclean water enters.When swimming or taking a sho...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:25

Tic disorder patients on the rise

The number of patients with tic disorders has been on the rise in Korea for the past five years, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.A tic is an abrupt and repeated movement that can occur...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:22

Study questions need for most to cut salt

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is okay for heart health ― and too little may be ...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:22

Eyelid ptosis

Ptosis is a condition where the eye appears small and sleepy due to an abnormal drooping of the upper eyelid when looking straight. There is congenital ptosis where a drooping of the eyelid is present...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:09

Ewha hospital offers free cervical cancer vaccines

Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital is offering free cervical cancer vaccines for young women from less fortunate households starting in August.One hundred teenagers from Seoul’s Yangcheon distri...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:05

Traditional Korean medicine industry struggles to expand

For many years in the past, Koreans would seek doctors of traditional Korean medicine for herbal medicine to boost their energy levels, or to get acupuncture treatment for chronic muscle pain.The indu...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:54

Deep sleep

Sleep is not just rest, but a very important process for performing mental and physical activities. Getting enough good-quality sleep is also necessary for maintaining mental and physical health. Chro...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:54

300 vials labeled flu, dengue found at U.S. lab

WASHINGTON (AP) ― The same U.S. government scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and bacteria. The new revelations raise serious concerns about the governmen...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:50

[Weekender] Eating, sleeping habits key to healthy night activities

In order to maintain a well-balanced routine, plenty of sleep and proper eating habits can be helpful, a medical expert in Seoul said Friday.“Nighttime activities, although generally demanding on your health, are not all harmful as long as they are balanced with sufficient sleep and caref...

Updated : 2014.07.04 21:30

Egypt’s army says ‘AIDS detector’ needs more tests

Egypt’s military says devices it claimed it invented to detect and cure AIDS and hepatitis C need more testing. (123RF)CAIRO (AP) ― Egypt’s military said Saturday that devices it claimed it invente...

Updated : 2014.07.03 21:28

Breast reconstruction offers more options for cancer patients

Living with and beyond breast cancer can be overwhelming. Patients often deal with the loss of a breast or an altered physical appearance, on top of learning about unfamiliar treatment options and pro...

Updated : 2014.07.03 21:28

Food poisoning

Food poisoning is a very common disease during the summer, and most people are quite familiar with it. During the summer, various infectious diseases are common. The reason that food poisoning is comm...

Updated : 2014.07.03 21:27

Korea’s suicide rate remains top in OECD

South Korea’s suicide rate remained the highest among OECD countries for 10 consecutive years, from 2002 to 2012, according to recent OECD data.The rate in South Korea in 2012 reached 28.1 for every 100,000 people, while the average rate for all of the OCED nations was 12.1. However, the ...

Updated : 2014.07.02 20:46

[Weekender] Risks of Korean eating habits

While some Korean dishes, such as bibimbap, are considered a healthy meal, Korean soups and stews have one major flaw: They often contain too much salt.South Koreans are known to be heavy consumers of...

Updated : 2014.06.27 21:00

U.S. experts seek to expand use of addiction drug

WASHINGTON (AP) ― The government’s top drug abuse experts struggled Wednesday to find ways to expand use of a medicine which is widely-considered the best therapy for treating heroin and painkiller ...

Updated : 2014.06.19 21:11