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Public Housing Complex Devises Simple Ways to Boost Residents’ Cognitive Health

Public Housing Complex Devises Simple Ways to Boost Residents’ Cognitive Health

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Residents of a public housing apartment complex in Seoul’s Nowon District have seen their cognitive abilities improve thanks to a number of simple modifications and additions as part of the city’s “Cognitive Health Design” program. The metropolitan government surveyed 403 residents, 202 of them in their 40s and above, [...]

Gov’t to Take More Responsibility for Dementia Patients

Gov’t to Take More Responsibility for Dementia Patients

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The new state program for dementia patients proposed by President Moon Jae-in is expected to affect some hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from memory loss and their families in the country, experts said Wednesday.  During the presidential campaign, Moon had stressed that the government should take more responsibility [...]

Scientists Discover Molecule to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists Discover Molecule to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of South Korean scientists has discovered a new molecule that can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the state-run science laboratory said Monday, a discovery that could help reduce the number of people suffering from the neurological disorder down the road.  Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder characterized [...]

Scientists Find Herbal Medicine Enhances Memory Function in Alzheimer’s

Scientists Find Herbal Medicine Enhances Memory Function in Alzheimer’s

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of scientists from Kyung Hee University’s College of Korean Medicine revealed Wednesday that it had found ingredients in herbal medicine to be helpful in preventing memory failure, as well as boosting memory functions. Prior to the team’s clinical trials on lab mice using herbal medicine, some 200 [...]

Scientists Boost Effectiveness of Drugs for Brain Diseases with Ultrasound

Scientists Boost Effectiveness of Drugs for Brain Diseases with Ultrasound

DAEJEON, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Scientists from the DGMIF (Daegu-Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation) have successfully increased the effects of brain disease treatment by using ultrasound to stimulate the blood-brain barrier (BBB).  According to the team, the BBB regulates drugs or metabolites flowing into the central nervous system (CNS), thus reducing the effects of therapeutic [...]

Patients Suffer from Government Restrictions on Antidepressants

Patients Suffer from Government Restrictions on Antidepressants

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea is experiencing a rising number of patients with the four major neurologic disorders— stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy—while also suffering from depression. However, medical experts gathered Monday claimed that the current law, which prohibits prescription of antidepressants by non-mental health specialists for more than 60 days, is exerting [...]

Korean Experts Warn of Hearing Loss Dangers

Korean Experts Warn of Hearing Loss Dangers

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – With industrialization, technological advancement, and diverse cultural content infiltrating our everyday lives, our ears are exposed to a constant onslaught of noise and sounds.  But despite the little attention most people pay to the health of their ears, experts claim that potential health implications are high, and that hearing [...]