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LGBT Group Releases Guidebook for HIV and AIDS as Teenage Patient Numbers Grow

LGBT Group Releases Guidebook for HIV and AIDS as Teenage Patient Numbers Grow

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – An LGBT group including adolescent members has released a guidebook on HIV and AIDS as the number of teenagers suffering from the condition continues to rise. The guidebook ‘Key to 20 Answers’ published by South Korean LGBT group DDingDong outlines 20 major questions concerning both HIV and AIDS and answers [...]

Young South Koreans Bigger, Weaker than Their Parents

Young South Koreans Bigger, Weaker than Their Parents

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite being bigger and taller, young South Koreans are less muscular and less strong than the older generations, a new study has revealed. The study released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Wednesday showed that South Korean men in their early 20s have grown 4.4 centimeters in [...]

Lunar New Year Holiday Triggers Cystitis for Stressed Out Korean Women

Lunar New Year Holiday Triggers Cystitis for Stressed Out Korean Women

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of South Korean women suffering from cystitis increases significantly during the Lunar New Year holiday due to stress and a weak immune system, a new study has found. According to data from the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA), an estimated 5,268 people were diagnosed with cystitis [...]

Wary of Shifting Landscape, Hospitals Tighten Purse Strings

Wary of Shifting Landscape, Hospitals Tighten Purse Strings

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Revenue worries in the aftermath of healthcare reforms dubbed “Moon Jae-in Care” are keeping hospitals’ coffers closed even as the government takes pains to encourage the medical sector to invest in new infrastructure.  After initially earmarking 390 billion won for a medical facility in “city of the future” Songdo [...]

Severe Morning Sickness Raises Risk of Health Problems in Adulthood

Severe Morning Sickness Raises Risk of Health Problems in Adulthood

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – “Though bouts of morning sickness are normally indicative of a healthy pregnancy, severe cases can cause nutritional imbalances that interfere in the supply of folic acid, increasing the chances of deformed and low-birth weight newborns.” Dr. Han Jeong-yeol of Cheil General Hospital, who led a study into the effects [...]

South Korean Researchers Fuse Virtual Reality and Mirror Therapy

South Korean Researchers Fuse Virtual Reality and Mirror Therapy

  ULSAN, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new medical technology combining virtual reality and mirror therapy that can help alleviate pain for patients. According to Ulsan University on Wednesday, the research team led by professors Hwang Chang-ho and Koo Kyo-in has developed a new technology dubbed ‘enhanced reality’ [...]