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Antibiotics Prescription for Infants Much Higher in South Korea: Report

Antibiotics Prescription for Infants Much Higher in South Korea: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean infants are prescribed antibiotics in much higher frequency than those in other countries, the latest research report said Thursday, confirming concerns in the medical community of serious misuse that could hurt the immune system.  The results show South Korean toddlers on average are prescribed antibiotics 3.41 times [...]

Heat-Generating Clothes Used in Clinical Trial for Diabetes

Heat-Generating Clothes Used in Clinical Trial for Diabetes

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean fabric manufacturer has launched a clinical trial of its heat-generating clothes to help diabetic patients keep their blood sugar levels under control, company officials and doctors said Tuesday.  ReTend Co., the fabric maker, developed its own heat-generating clothes with a high-tech fabric named “TempUp” and let [...]

A Stressful Year? Cigarette Sales Rise in 2016, Boosting Government Coffers

A Stressful Year? Cigarette Sales Rise in 2016, Boosting Government Coffers

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – It’s already two weeks into the new year, which means that more than a few smokers will have failed, once again, with their resolution to butt out.  Cessation clinics in Korea tend to boom in early January, with smokers excited about the new, healthy lives that they’re about to [...]

Government Recommends Simple Attire for Medical Staff to Prevent Infection

Government Recommends Simple Attire for Medical Staff to Prevent Infection

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Wednesday that it is preparing voluntary guidelines for medical practitioners to simplify their attire, a measure that it believes will help to prevent the spread of infection.  The ministry and the Korean Society for Healthcare-associated Infection Control Prevention have recently prepared a [...]

Six out of 10 Cancer Patients Drink During Treatment: Study

Six out of 10 Cancer Patients Drink During Treatment: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Six out of 10 cancer patients with experience of drinking still consume alcohol during treatment, a study showed Thursday.  According to the study conducted by Koh Hyun-young of Samsung Medical Center, 546 out of 906 people, or 60.3 percent, said that they have drank alcohol after being diagnosed with [...]

Sleeping Too Much Can Trigger Alzheimer’s

Sleeping Too Much Can Trigger Alzheimer’s

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint study by doctors from the National Cancer Center and Myongji Hospital revealed that longer sleep duration can increase the risks of cognitive decline, resulting in diseases like Alzheimer’s.  According to the team, which compared and analyzed ten previous observational epidemiological studies on sleep duration and cognitive functions, [...]