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Mr. A, who lives in my neighborhood, is known to be extremely punctual. He’s even more punctual than the German philosopher, Kant was. The security guards in the apartment complex tell the time of th...

Updated : 2014.10.23 21:00

Vegan croissants, gluten-free pasta: Europe wakes up to fussy eating

VILLEPINTE, France (AFP) ― Once firmly entrenched in their traditional gastronomy, consumers in gourmet havens like France and Italy are slowly starting to demand gluten-, dairy- and meat-free diets ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:57

[Graphic News] 1 in 4 Korean boys suffers from obesity

One in four South Korean male children aged 5 to 17 are obese, a rate that is higher than the OECD average, according to the nation’s Health Ministry.According to the ministry, 25 percent of young ma...

Updated : 2014.10.12 21:06

How healthy lungs can bring longevity

The name of Korean traditional medicine doctor Seo Hyo-seok’s clinic, Pyunkang Korean Medicine Hospital, has a special meaning. The word ― Pyunkang ― in fact reflects the doctor’s philosophy and v...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:39

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system due to the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra of the brain. While tremor at rest, bradykinesia, mu...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:38

U.S. child, 4, dies from enterovirus D68

NEW YORK (AFP) ― A 4-year-old boy in the northeastern U.S. state of New Jersey died suddenly and without warning as a result of the outbreak of a respiratory virus, enterovirus D68, officials said.El...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:37

6 in 10 mothers experience postpartum depression

More than half of South Korean mothers go through postpartum depression within the first five years after childbirth, according to a study by Inha University.Of 1,332 mothers who gave birth in 2008, 60 percent said they suffered from depression at least once between 2008 and 2012.Some majo...

Updated : 2014.10.06 20:57

Medical disputes over plastic surgery on rise

More patients in South Korea are filing medical disputes after receiving cosmetic surgery or other aesthetic treatments at local clinics, raising concerns about the industry’s safety standards and false advertising. Last week, a woman in her 50s died of dyspnea while receiving liposuction...

Updated : 2014.10.01 21:43

Is chest pain always angina?

Chest pain refers to various pains in the chest, which can be due to a wide range of causes. Chest pain or discomfort in the chest is a relatively common condition found in 1-2 percent of all patients...

Updated : 2014.09.25 21:21

Allergic rhinitis occurs most in autumn season

Allergic rhinitis, an inflammation of the nasal airways, occurs most often among Koreans in the fall, especially in the months of September and October, according to the Health Ministry.Some 601,000 K...

Updated : 2014.09.25 21:18

U.S. fines Shire $56.5m over drug promotion

NEW YORK (AP) ― The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that Irish drugmaker Shire will pay $56.5 million to settle allegations it broke the law in promoting five different drugs, including its attention deficit disorder drugs Adderall XR and Vyvanse.According to a whistleblower law...

Updated : 2014.09.25 21:18

Doctor awarded for contributions to dementia awareness

Choi Kyoung-gyu. (Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital)Professor and medical doctor Choi Kyoung-gyu, who currently practices at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, was given an award last week...

Updated : 2014.09.22 19:42

Orthodontist finds new way to align molars without brackets

A Korean orthodontist has found a new way to align crooked molars without using metal brackets, allowing elderly patients to receive this particular orthodontic treatment ― which is often a requireme...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:37

Tobacco firms, health insurer go to court

Just a day after the government announced an 80 percent hike in cigarette prices, the first hearing for the state health insurer’s high-profile lawsuit against major tobacco firms was held on Friday.The National Health Insurance Service filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign t...

Updated : 2014.09.12 21:38

Serious respiratory illness hits dozen U.S. states

CHICAGO (AP) ― Hundreds of children in more than 10 U.S. states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the g...

Updated : 2014.09.11 21:02