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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

Hiking S. Koreans' favorite pastime: survey

Hiking is South Koreans' favorite pastime, with dogs chosen as their most beloved pet, a poll showed Wednesday.  According to the survey of 1,700 South Koreans aged 13 and older, taken by Gallup Korea, 14 percent of the respondents said their favorite hobby is hiking.   Listening to mu...

Updated : 2015.02.25 16:20

Mood disorders associated with biorhythm

A major medical condition closely related to one’s biorhythm is bipolar disorder. The disease is characterized by repeated episodes of depression and manic periods. Compared to the manic phase, when ...

Updated : 2015.02.05 20:21

Winter foot care tips for diabetics

While some might assume that summer is the most difficult season for the diabetic foot ― people tend to walk barefoot, which increases the chance of injuries ― it is in fact the winter months that a...

Updated : 2015.02.05 20:19

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