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‘Brown Sugar’ Beverages are a Sweet but Potentially Dangerous Seduction

‘Brown Sugar’ Beverages are a Sweet but Potentially Dangerous Seduction

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The buzz and popularity of ‘brown sugar bubble tea’ from Taiwan is continuing in South Korea. However, brown sugar drinks are high in calories and sugar, which requires the attention of some consumers, including those with diabetes. Brown sugar drinks are often advertised as having ‘healthy sweetness’ that is natural and unprocessed, but they [...]

3 in 10 at Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes Actually Suffer from Ailments in 10 yrs: Report

3 in 10 at Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes Actually Suffer from Ailments in 10 yrs: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Three in 10 people diagnosed in the early stages of diabetes or high blood pressure develop the diseases within 10 years, a government report showed Tuesday. According to the report by the National Health Insurance Service, 31.3 percent of the people who were diagnosed in the early stages actually [...]

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s sales of sugar by retailers plunged nearly 40 percent in 2016 from three years earlier, data showed Saturday, amid local health authorities’ efforts to promote healthier eating. According to the data compiled by the Food Information Statistics System, the combined amount of sugars sold through retailers came [...]

Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

Scientists Develop Paper-Based Chip for Medical Diagnosis Using Single Blood Droplet

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint team of scientists from South Korea, Denmark and Thailand have developed a paper-based chip using conductive ink on printer paper that can be synced wirelessly with a smartphone for medical diagnosis.  The team took advantage of the properties of electrowetting – using voltage to change the shape of [...]

Scientists Develop Easy Blood Glucose Monitoring Device for Diabetes Patients

Scientists Develop Easy Blood Glucose Monitoring Device for Diabetes Patients

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of South Korean scientists has developed a convenient and accurate blood glucose monitoring device that does not require a blood sample, the state-run research center said Sunday, a development that would help diabetes patients.  The team led by Lee Hyun-jae at the Center for Nanoparticle Research under [...]

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 [...]