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Cancer mortality rate in rural areas higher than in cities: report

The number of people living in rural regions who succumb to cancer is 1.36 times greater than that in cities, a report by a public health agency said Sunday. The report showed the so-called age stan...

Updated : 2014.11.30 14:19

Plantar fasciitis

The foot carries the load of the whole body. It is said that the feet carry a total load of 15 tons when you walk 1 km. A 60 year old person would have walked approximately 160,000 km in their lifet...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:18

Pneumonia patients on the rise in Korea

The number of pneumonia patients has increased 9 percent in the last four years, according to the country’s Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service. The lung disease was the fifth most commo...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:17

U.S. study says elderly should take cholesterol-lowering statins

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Nearly everyone aged 66 to 75 should consider taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, new guidelines said. A total of 97...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:16

Benefits of vitamin D tests unproven

WASHINGTON, (AFP) ― Experts said Monday that regular tests for vitamin D levels were not proven to be beneficial or harmful, despite previous research warning of damaging effects of vitamin D deficie...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:16

Seoul to send 10 medical workers to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in Dec.

South Korea plans to send its first batch of 10 medical personnel to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in mid-December as part of global efforts to contain the deadly virus, the government said Wednesday. The ...

Updated : 2014.11.26 15:50

Civic groups urge setup of state AIDS sanatorium

Local civic groups called on the government Wednesday to expand treatment opportunities for AIDS patients in the country in an effort to alleviate some of the stigma surrounding the disease. A coali...

Updated : 2014.11.26 14:41

Cancer leading cause of death among Seoulites last year

Cancer was the leading cause of death among the citizens of Seoul last year, claiming more than 13,000 lives, data from the city government showed Wednesday. According to the data, 42,063 Seoulites ...

Updated : 2014.11.26 11:49

Stroke prevention and emergency management

Cerebrovascular disease and stroke (the most well-known type of cerebrovascular disease) is one of the main causes of death in Korea. Its incidence increases with sudden cold weather and in the winte...

Updated : 2014.11.13 21:08

Gene study boosts interest in heart drug

Scientists have discovered gene mutations that give people naturally lower cholesterol levels and cut their risk of heart disease in half. That discovery may have a big implication: A blockbuster dr...

Updated : 2014.11.13 21:06

Obsession

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 t...

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...

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...

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, m...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:38