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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 [...]

Fine Dust Exacerbates Diabetic Foot Symptoms

Fine Dust Exacerbates Diabetic Foot Symptoms

SEOUL, August 4 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study conducted at Soonchunhyang University Hospital revealed that fine dust, which has long been a major health issue and environmental hazard in South Korea, not only worsens respiratory diseases but also diabetic foot syndrome. Professor Lee Young-gu of the Diabetes Center at Soonchunhyang University Hospital conducted an experiment [...]

Scientists Discover Genes that are Closely-Related to Diabetes

Scientists Discover Genes that are Closely-Related to Diabetes

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent international research endeavor has led to the identification of 16 genes that are responsible for increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, an advancement that could represent a key step forward in understanding, preventing, and treating the disease. Over 300 scientists from 22 countries collaborated on the [...]

Korea May Soon Use Teardrops to Diagnose Diabetes

Korea May Soon Use Teardrops to Diagnose Diabetes

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of scientists from KIST (the Korea Institute of Science and Technology) has revealed prototype components of a new device that might ultimately be used to develop a contact lens-like diabetes sensor that would use teardrops to diagnose diabetes.  The final product will measure the glucose concentration in [...]

S. Korea Declares War on Excessive Sugar Intake

S. Korea Declares War on Excessive Sugar Intake

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) - The government here on Thursday announced an unprecedented campaign to reduce sugar consumption by its people, designating sugar as the main culprit behind the rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases in Korean society. In the initial five-year phase of the anti-sugar campaign, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety will [...]