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Some 76,000 Get State-assisted Infertility Treatments

Some 76,000 Get State-assisted Infertility Treatments

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 76,000 South Koreans have received infertility treatments since Seoul began providing state health insurance coverage for the procedures in late 2017, a report said Thursday. The report from the Ministry of Health and Welfare to Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party showed 76,055 people were treated [...]

Endometriosis Patient Numbers on Rise Due to Late Marriage, Childbirths: Data

Endometriosis Patient Numbers on Rise Due to Late Marriage, Childbirths: Data

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of endometriosis patients rose sharply in recent years due to late marriage and childbirths, stress and irregular lifestyles, with most of those affected in their 30s and 40s, data showed Tuesday. The number of those who were diagnosed as endometriosis patients by CHA Gangnam Medical Center in [...]

Study Finds Higher Infertility in Men Exposed to Nighttime Noise

Study Finds Higher Infertility in Men Exposed to Nighttime Noise

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint study by researchers from Seoul Nation University’s Institute of Health & Environment and the Department of Preventive Medicine revealed that men exposed to a higher level of noise pollution at night are more vulnerable to infertility.  Noise pollution, or unwanted sound that exceeds a certain level, can [...]

“Merck More than a Mother” Addresses Infertility Challenges and Solutions in Africa in Partnership with IFFS

“Merck More than a Mother” Addresses Infertility Challenges and Solutions in Africa in Partnership with IFFS

NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Merck (http://www.MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology company, through “Merck More than a Mother” (www.MerckMoreThanaMother.com) in partnership with the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) conducted a panel to address infertility challenges and solutions in Africa at the IFFS World Congress in New Delhi, India. The ministers, [...]

Health Insurance to Cover Infertility Treatment and Medical Ultrasound for Liver

Health Insurance to Cover Infertility Treatment and Medical Ultrasound for Liver

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting in October, Korea’s national health insurance will include infertility treatment and liver ultrasonography, sparing patients from the burden of high medical expenses. Health insurance is also likely to expand to cover more treatment and therapy for mental illnesses.  The new policies were announced on Tuesday by the Health [...]

Onions Effective for Male Infertility Treatment and Improved Blood Circulation

Onions Effective for Male Infertility Treatment and Improved Blood Circulation

MUAN, South Korea, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Officials from Muan County, South Jeolla Province, revealed Monday that onions are effective in the treatment of male infertility and improved blood circulation. The research was conducted by the department of pharmaceutical sciences at Mokpo National University. The research revealed that extract from the skins of Muan [...]

Link between Stress and Infertility Found by Korean Researchers

Link between Stress and Infertility Found by Korean Researchers

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean researchers have isolated a link between stress hormones and infertility in female Drosophila (fruit flies). A research team led by Prof. Kim Young-joon of the Biological Science Department at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) discovered that neuronal mechanisms in female Drosophila melanogaster control sperm retention and [...]