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South Korean Research Team to Develop AI Diagnosis System for Oriental Medicine

South Korean Research Team to Develop AI Diagnosis System for Oriental Medicine

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — As artificial intelligence-based medical diagnosis systems such as IBM’s Watson for Oncology are being increasingly adopted in the medical industry, a South Korean research team has announced plans to develop its own diagnosis system for Oriental medicine. The research team, led by professor of Korean Medicine Kwon Yeong-gyu at Pusan [...]

Samsung Bioepis’ Renflexis Hits U.S.

Samsung Bioepis’ Renflexis Hits U.S.

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Samsung Bioepis Co. said Tuesday that its biosimilar drug Renflexis was launched in the United States following the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In April, the FDA approved Renflexis — a biosimilar referencing Janssen Biotech, Inc.’s blockbuster immunology medicine Remicade — [...]

Seoul Campaign Encourages Responsible Alcohol Consumption

Seoul Campaign Encourages Responsible Alcohol Consumption

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans on Sunday to launch a campaign to tackle harmful drinking culture, a prevailing problem among South Korean businesses. As part of its efforts to combat excessive drinking during business socializing sessions known as ‘hoesik’, the Seoul government is distributing simple guidelines outlining seven useful [...]

Large Hospitals Turn to Mobile Apps to Attract Patients

Large Hospitals Turn to Mobile Apps to Attract Patients

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of large hospitals in South Korea are ramping up their technological prowess to attract patients amid growing competition in the medical industry, by releasing mobile apps boasting features ranging from doctor appointment scheduling to virtual reality experiences. According to sources in the medical community, the high smartphone [...]

‘Burger Phobia’ Sweeps Across South Korean Social Media

‘Burger Phobia’ Sweeps Across South Korean Social Media

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — As the controversy surrounding an undercooked patty that allegedly gave a four-year-old girl severe kidney damage continues, negative words related to fears over burgers are increasingly being used on social media, big data suggests. According to data released by AI-based big data analytics company Daumsoft, burgers were predominantly mentioned [...]

Fathers Taking Paternity Leave on Steady Rise: Labor Ministry

Fathers Taking Paternity Leave on Steady Rise: Labor Ministry

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of fathers taking time off work to take care of their children is growing continuously, encouraged by the government policy that aims to further boost support for family leave, government data showed Monday. A total of 5,101 men signed up for paternity leave in the first half [...]