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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 [...]

Another Mass Infection of Hepatitis C Reported in Sunchang

SUNCHANG, South Korea, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – About 200 people have been infected with hepatitis C in southern South Korea, an official said Wednesday, prompting health authorities to conduct an epidemiological investigation.  Some of the people had received dental treatment from unlicensed dentists in Sunchang, some 360 kilometers south of Seoul. The local official [...]

Loneliness Changes the Immune System

Loneliness Changes the Immune System

SEOUL, Nov.26 (Korea Bizwire) – Research indicates that the reason loneliness has a bad influence on health is because it evokes change in the immune system. Medical News Today reported that psychology Professor John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago announced the results of a study indicating that loneliness changes the gene expression of white [...]

New Device Offers Infection Diagnoses in an Hour

New Device Offers Infection Diagnoses in an Hour

DAEJEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A Korean research team has developed a medical device that can check if a patient is infected with viruses such as MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) or Ebola within an hour. The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) announced that a research team led by Doctor Kwon Oh-won of the [...]