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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

Athlete’s foot

What is athlete’s foot?Athlete’s foot is an infectious disease caused by a type of fungus (dermatomyces) that infects the skin between the toes, the lower surface of the foot and the hands. Dermatom...

Updated : 2014.06.19 21:11

Hot weather increases risk of summer diseases

The summer has arrived early in Korea this year, as the weather has been unusually warm in June.While it offers more opportunities for outdoor activities and sports, the warm weather also increases th...

Updated : 2014.06.19 21:10

Fighting the challenges of disability with music

Lee Gyeong-ae remembers Dec. 15 of last year as the most monumental day of her life.It was the opening night of the Heart to Heart Orchestra concert, of which her autistic son, Jae-yoon, is a member. ...

Updated : 2014.06.18 21:31

Health insurance costs to be finalized this week

Many eyes are on the National Insurance Policy Deliberation Committee, as it is scheduled to finalize the health insurance payments for next year by Thursday. The costs are likely to rise as the Park ...

Updated : 2014.06.17 21:19

[Graphic News] Health Ministry seeks cigarette price hike

The Health Ministry plans to raise cigarette prices, which have been fixed at about 2,500 won ($2.45) a pack depending on the brand for the past decade, in order to boost public health. South Korea ha...

Updated : 2014.06.12 20:53