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New Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Method Developed Using Analysis of Brain Volume

New Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Method Developed Using Analysis of Brain Volume

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a program that can be used for the diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment by automatically analyzing changes in brain volume. The research team at the Catholic University of Korea’s College of Medicine said Tuesday that it had developed [...]

Pandemic Era Results in Higher Obesity Rate and Anxiety: Report

Pandemic Era Results in Higher Obesity Rate and Anxiety: Report

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate spiked and depressive symptoms spread in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down outdoor activities, a government report said Tuesday. The research institute under Statistics Korea reported on Tuesday that the obesity rate in 2020 was 38.3 percent, up by 5 percentage points from the previous [...]

Flavored Tobacco Makes It Easy to Start Smoking, but Stopping is Difficult: Study

Flavored Tobacco Makes It Easy to Start Smoking, but Stopping is Difficult: Study

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Flavored tobacco products make it easy for people to start smoking, while influencing them to continue smoking, a study showed Tuesday. Kim Hee-jin, a professor at Yonsei University Graduate School of Public Health, conducted a survey of 10,030 people from 13 to 39 years of age. Among them, the [...]

Korean Researchers Identify Brain Area that Causes Sleep Disorder and Depression for Shift Workers

Korean Researchers Identify Brain Area that Causes Sleep Disorder and Depression for Shift Workers

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The primary reason why shift workers tend to suffer more from sleep disorders and depression than non-shift workers is the activation of a specific brain area associated with information processing capability, a study indicated Monday. A joint research team from Seoul National University Hospital and Samsung Medical Center divided [...]

Lifting of Outdoor Mask Mandate Unlikely to Bring About Big Change in Mask Output

Lifting of Outdoor Mask Mandate Unlikely to Bring About Big Change in Mask Output

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the government’s decision to fully lift the outdoor mask mandate from Monday, past experience indicates that the change in the government’s mask-wearing policy is unlikely to have a big impact on mask output. According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the nation’s facial mask output stood [...]

Celltrion Partners with Abpro of U.S. for Breast Cancer Treatment Development

Celltrion Partners with Abpro of U.S. for Breast Cancer Treatment Development

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Celltrion Inc. said Wednesday it has signed a deal to jointly develop a bispecific breast cancer treatment candidate of Abpro Corp. of the United States. Under the deal, Celltrion and Abpro will work together for the development and market release of breast cancer treatment candidate [...]

Court Orders Gov’t to Compensate Man for Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects

Court Orders Gov’t to Compensate Man for Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court has recently ordered the government to compensate a man who was diagnosed with brain diseases after receiving coronavirus vaccines, officials said Tuesday. It is the nation’s first known suit won by a plaintiff claiming compensation for COVID-19 vaccine injury. The man in his 30s claimed he [...]

Shortage of Medical Residents in Essential Departments Remains Despite Gov’t Intervention

Shortage of Medical Residents in Essential Departments Remains Despite Gov’t Intervention

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the government’s continued efforts to ensure a sufficient supply of medical residents for essential medical departments, the shortage of such medical residents remains unabated. The number of essential medical departments suffering from a shortage of applicants increased from eight in 2017 to 10 last year, according to the [...]