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Samsung starts blood donation drive amid low reserves

South Korea's top conglomerate the Samsung Group said Thursday it has kicked off an inhouse blood donation campaign in an effort to help the country tide over a shortage of blood reserves.The campaign will be carried out at key affiliates' major facilities across the nation until the end o...

Updated : 2016.01.21 11:04

Korea confirms additional FMD case

One additional case of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in South Korea stoking concerns that the animal disease may further spread into the nation, the government said Thursday.A pig farm in Gochang, 296 kilometers southeast of Seoul, tested positive for the highly contagious dise...

Updated : 2016.01.14 15:56

Pinterest is alive with a new you for the new year

NEW YORK (AP) -- Welcome to New Year’s resolution junction. It’s a busy place around this time of year, when those promises we make to ourselves are either furiously alive or dead on arrival. In a little corner of the world we like to call Pinterest, resolution-makers have lit up with w...

Updated : 2016.01.13 13:58

One-third of Koreans overweight, many not trying to slim down

Roughly a third of adult South Koreans were overweight in 2014, with many not even trying to lose weight, government data showed Monday.The 2014 national health data by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed 31.5 percent of people over 19 were categorized as being obes...

Updated : 2016.01.11 13:36

Seoul city opens website about medical tourism programs

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Friday that it has opened a website that provides information on medical tourism programs in the city in four languages.The Medical Tour Seoul web site (http://medicaltourseoul.com) aims to help foreigners coming to the city for medical tours in Engli...

Updated : 2015.12.18 13:37

Reebok CrossFit Sentinel’s Euljiro branch to relocate to Gwanghwamun

The Euljiro branch of CrossFit gym Reebok CrossFit Sentinel will be relocating to Gwanghwamun, it said in a statement Tuesday. Established in 2012 as the second “box” of the CrossFit franchise, the ...

Updated : 2015.11.17 16:17

Foods that may help prevent Alzheimer’s

While there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease -- a chronic neurodegenerative disease considered to be one of the biggest threats to South Korea’s future economy -- researchers have found that...

Updated : 2015.11.12 18:22

Korea to speed up tech, medical regulations

The South Korean government Friday unveiled plans to ease regulations on drones and self-driving cars, paving the way for the futuristic technologies to spur related industries. The plans were given in a brief when President Park Geun-hye presided over the fourth regulatory reform minister...

Updated : 2015.11.06 10:34

3-4 shots of soju a day can help prevent strokes: experts

A few shots of soju, the most popular liquor in South Korea, a day can significantly lower the risk of strokes among males, a team of lcoal researchers said Friday.  According to the team of neurologists at Seoul National University hospital in Bundang, drinking three to four shots of so...

Updated : 2015.11.06 10:31

Smartphones may ruin your eyes

South Korea is one of the world’s most connected countries, with more than 80 percent of the population owning smartphones as of this year. But spending too much time with smart devices can be a seri...

Updated : 2015.10.29 17:58

Korea, U.S. to launch precision medicine cohort

Officials from Ministry of Health & Welfare, KNIH, U.S. NIH, and NCC pose after signing a letter of intention to cooperate in precision medicine research in Washington last week. (NCC)The Korean Natio...

Updated : 2015.10.23 15:23

[Graphic News] Koreans still engage in heavy drinking, smoking

 

Updated : 2015.10.08 19:25

Cancer leading cause of death in S. Korea in 2014: data

Cancer remained the leading cause of death in South Korea in 2014, with the death rate from the disease also rising steadily, government data showed Wednesday.  A total of 75,334 people died of cancer last year, which accounted for 28.3 percent of all deaths reported last year, according...

Updated : 2015.09.23 13:41

Koreans need to consume more meat: study

Many would think of Korean barbecue as one of the best-known -- and common -- Korean foods. But a recent study claimed that more than 70 percent of Koreans are in fact not consuming enough meat, whic...

Updated : 2015.08.27 16:49

Treating, avoiding sunburn

Lee Jong-heeMany people tan during the summer because it makes them look healthy and thin. Spending prolonged hours outside during the summer, particularly during vacation periods, results in skin exp...

Updated : 2015.08.27 16:48