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Gov't warns of possible nicotine overdose thru use of e-cigarettes

The South Korean government warned of a possible overdose of nicotine for those who smoke electronic cigarettes Tuesday, while ordering a recall of 10 e-cigarettes over defective power cord plugs tha...

Updated : 2015.05.19 13:39

Park honors Ebola relief team

President Park Geun-hye has awarded medals to 24 health care professionals for completing a nearly three-month Ebola relief mission in Sierra Leone. “I was deeply touched to find out that so many he...

Updated : 2015.05.17 20:30

Boosting serotonin

Serotonin is also called the “happy substance” or “study substance” because it is associated with happiness and learning ability in modern people living busy lives. It also calms the mind and imp...

Updated : 2015.05.14 19:10

Authorities warn of illegal remedies for erectile dysfunction

Health authorities Thursday warned that many “natural remedies” for erectile dysfunction that are currently being sold illegally online contain sildenafil, a medication that can be purchased only wit...

Updated : 2015.05.07 20:48

Binge eating disorder (bulimia)

The desire to eat is not only driven by hunger, but also by the emotional state and psychological stress. Binge eating, which is different to anorexia where one does not eat enough food, is another c...

Updated : 2015.04.16 19:02

Bicycle imports jump 18.5 pct in three years: data

South Korea's bicycle imports rose 18.5 percent in the last three years, government data showed Sunday, fueled by the spike in people enjoying leisure and sports activities. According to data by the...

Updated : 2015.03.29 09:30

Korea needs more narcotics

In 2010, popular author and TV personality Choi Yoon-hee committed suicide with her husband, after two years of suffering from lupus. The death of the couple ― her husband was believed to have help...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:30

Pollen Allergy

Each year, people with hay fever and pollen allergies suffer from various symptoms in the spring and autumn when there is abundant pollen in the atmosphere. Pollen is an allergen that can trigger all...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:28

Stressed teens vulnerable to jaw disorder

Stressed teenagers in South Korea are vulnerable to temporomandibular disorders, a condition that affects the muscles and nerves surrounding the jaw, experts say. The condition is known for pain and...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:40

Yellow dust

During the spring, there are increased changes in the daily temperature and biorhythms become unstable so that the body’s immune system becomes weaker, making you more susceptible to diseases. The s...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:39

China on brink of heart disease 'epidemic': study

Unhealthy eating, smoking and obesity are threatening a heart disease epidemic in China, where three out of four people are in poor cardiovascular shape, said a study on Monday. The findings publish...

Updated : 2015.03.10 09:18

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 help...

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 Kore...

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, whe...

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 ...

Updated : 2015.02.05 20:19