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Suicide Costs 6.48 Trillion Won to Korean Society Every Year

Suicide Costs 6.48 Trillion Won to Korean Society Every Year

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a recent analysis on social costs caused by diseases, suicide cost approximately 6.48 trillion won (US$5.94 billion) directly and indirectly last year. The Health Insurance Policy Research Institute, which operates under the National Health Insurance Service, released the study, which calculates the direct costs caused by major [...]

Gestational Diabetes Has Increased by 5.8 Folds in 9 Years in Korea…NHIS

Gestational Diabetes Has Increased by 5.8 Folds in 9 Years in Korea…NHIS

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Health Insurance Service interpreted big data from 2002 through 2012 in South Korea to analyze the impact of gestational diabetes mellitus on postpartum  diabetes. According to the data, the number of women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus was 115,646 in 2012, rapidly up by 5.8-folds [...]

Which Will Court Be in Favor of, NHIS or Tobacco Firms, in Fierce Court Battle?

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) filed a lawsuit against Korea Tobacco & Ginseng (KT&G), Philip Morris International Korea, and British American Tobacco (BAT), claiming, “The three companies are obliged to recompense our compensatory damages paid over tobacco-related diseases like lung cancer and laryngeal cancer.” The hearing held at the Seoul [...]

Unhappy Korean Elderly: Most Seniors Worry about Their Future

Unhappy Korean Elderly: Most Seniors Worry about Their Future

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Among elderly people in Korea, lots of them are developing anxiety disorder making their lives harder due to severe uneasiness and fear for the future. Also, seven out of ten aged people are not doing any special leisure activities, a survey said. According to medical statistics from the National Health [...]