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Samsung, Others Replace Moderna’s Vaccine with Pfizer’s for In-house Inoculation Program

Samsung, Others Replace Moderna’s Vaccine with Pfizer’s for In-house Inoculation Program

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean firms are replacing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine with Pfizer’s for their in-house inoculation programs, industry insiders said Monday, due to the former’s delayed supply schedule. Samsung Electronics Co. said vaccines that will be administered to its workers have been switched from Moderna’s to Pfizer’s following health authorities’ notification. [...]

Exposure to Bisphenol A During Pregnancy Damages Cognitive Function of Infant’s Brain

Exposure to Bisphenol A During Pregnancy Damages Cognitive Function of Infant’s Brain

DAEJEON, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), known as an endocrine disruptor, during pregnancy can damage the cognitive function of the infant’s brain as well as causing behavioral disorders. The Korea Institute of Toxicology said Wednesday that it had identified through experiments on pregnant animals [...]

AI Algorithm Predicts Patient Response to Immuno-oncology Treatment

AI Algorithm Predicts Patient Response to Immuno-oncology Treatment

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm has been developed that can predict lung cancer patients’ response to immuno-oncology treatment on the basis of their clinical information. A joint research team from the Yonsei Cancer Hospital and the Yonsei University Medical School said it had developed a machine learning-based algorithm [...]

Asymptomatic, Mild COVID-19 Patients Suffer from Severe Imbalance of Stomach Microorganisms: Study

Asymptomatic, Mild COVID-19 Patients Suffer from Severe Imbalance of Stomach Microorganisms: Study

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — COVID-19 patients including those suffering from both mild and severe syptoms are experiencing a severe imbalance of microorganisms inside the stomach. A research team from the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital collected stool samples from 12 COVID-19 patients, both asymptomatic and mild, transferred to a public health center in Yeongdeok, North [...]

Samultang Oriental Medicine Proves Effective in Improving Subfertility

Samultang Oriental Medicine Proves Effective in Improving Subfertility

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine said Wednesday that it had proved the effectiveness of the prescribed oriental medicine Samultang in improving subfertility following a series of animal tests. Samultang refers to a traditional oriental medicine that is made by prescription using four medicinal herbs – rehmannia glutinosa, angelica [...]

Loss of Sense of Smell Following COVID-19 Treatable with Lemon and Cinnamon: Study

Loss of Sense of Smell Following COVID-19 Treatable with Lemon and Cinnamon: Study

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study claims that the loss of one’s sense of smell caused by COVID-19 can be treated with special training using lemon and cinnamon. A research team from the Korea University Ansan Hospital conducted a two-month olfactory training program for 53 patients recovering from the coronavirus between April [...]

S. Korea to Receive 700,000 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Under Exchange Deal with Israel

S. Korea to Receive 700,000 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Under Exchange Deal with Israel

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will receive 700,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer Inc. from Israel under an exchange deal, health authorities said Tuesday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said the expiring COVID-19 vaccine doses will arrive in the country early Wednesday and will be used for [...]