[DECODED: SK] SK runs on harmonious kinship, so far

The Korea Herald > Life&Style > Health

Koreans with insomnia on the rise: data

The number of South Koreans with sleeping disorders has been increasing over the past few years, data showed Tuesday, urging the government to come up with campaigns on the proper use of related treatment drugs.According to the data compiled by Rep. In Jae-keun of the main opposition Minjo...

Updated : 2016.09.27 10:29

Medical expenses for diabetes treatment top 8 tln won in 2011-2015

Nearly 8 trillion won ($7.15 billion) was used in medical expenses for more than 11 million diabetes patients in the past five years, a lawmaker said Wednesday.A total of 11.79 million people received medical treatment for diabetes and diabetic complications with the costs amounting to 7.8...

Updated : 2016.09.21 16:42

Korea, US, Japan agree to bolster cancer research

South Korea, the United States and Japan have agreed to cooperate to effectively treat and eventually eradicate cancer, the leading cause of death in the three countries, Seoul's health ministry said Tuesday.The agreement was made at a meeting of health ministers of the three countries, wh...

Updated : 2016.09.20 10:43

Exercise may offset health risks of drinking: study

PARIS (AFP) -- Heavy drinkers who exercise are less likely to die from alcohol-related diseases than those who don't, a study suggested Thursday, although its authors were cautious about the implications of their data.Researchers used British population data between 1994 and 2006, comparin...

Updated : 2016.09.08 17:24

Gov't to strengthen monitoring of hepatitis C

The health ministry rolled out a set of measures Tuesday to further prevent and monitor hepatitis C following the recent mass infection of the virus here.The Ministry of Welfare and Health said it will examine all hepatitis cases instead of selected samples, as the early diagnosis of hepat...

Updated : 2016.09.06 11:17

Korea confirms 11th Zika virus infection

South Korea has confirmed an additional case of Zika infection, raising the number of people infected with the virus here to 11, local health authorities said Saturday. The 64-year-old man came back from a recent trip to Vietnam on Aug. 20 and was confirmed to have been infected with the m...

Updated : 2016.08.28 09:15

Scientists develop advanced diagnostic technology in breast cancer

A group of South Korean scientists has developed a technology to diagnose breast cancer in women with dense breasts in 10 minutes, Seoul's science ministry said Wednesday.It is more difficult to detect cancer in women with dense breast tissues, compared to fatty breast tissues, through mam...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:17

Korea confirms first cholera case in 15 years

South Korea has confirmed its first case of cholera in 15 years, local health authorities said Tuesday.A 59-year-old man from the southern city of Gwangju was confirmed to have been infected with the water-borne disease, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, adding the...

Updated : 2016.08.23 13:58

Gov't kicks off antisuicide campaigns

South Korea's health ministry on Thursday said it launched a set of campaigns to prevent suicides in an effort to cope with an uptrend in the number of people taking their own lives.The campaigns aim to create a "life-respecting culture" to ward off suicide attempts and help people who hav...

Updated : 2016.08.18 11:01

Scientists develop improved breast cancer treatment

A group of South Korean scientists has developed a new treatment system for breast cancer by enhancing the effectiveness of hormonal treatment, the science ministry said Tuesday.The team led by Park In-cheol discovered that administering dichloroacetate with the hormonal drug tamoxifen inc...

Updated : 2016.08.16 17:26

Number of HIV, AIDS patients surpasses 10,000 in Korea

The number of human immunodeficiency virus infections and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients surpassed 10,000 for the first time in South Korea last year, the health authorities said Friday.A total of 10,502 people tested positive for HIV and were diagnosed with AIDS in 2015, up f...

Updated : 2016.08.12 16:17

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