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Alzheimer’s Insurance Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

Alzheimer’s Insurance Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance plans for Alzheimer’s disease have jumped in sales after the illness gained public interest in recent months. The Korea Credit Information Services reported on Wednesday that the number of applications for Alzheimer’s insurance plans reached 1.3 million early last year, up threefold since the second half of the [...]

Risk of Heart Disease Can be Measured by Looking at Patient Get Up from Chair and Walk

Risk of Heart Disease Can be Measured by Looking at Patient Get Up from Chair and Walk

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that one can measure the risk of cardiovascular disease just by looking at how patients get up from a chair and walk. Researchers at Samsung Medical Center and Seoul National University Hospital International Healthcare Center (IFC) analyzed the test results of 1.08 million senior [...]

Expanded Research Opportunities for Residual Human Biological Material

Expanded Research Opportunities for Residual Human Biological Material

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — New legislation has made it possible for samples from human biological materials taken for treatment and diagnostic purposes to be used in research. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said a law enforcement ordinance was approved at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday that requires medical institutions to impose fines for [...]

First Suspected Case of E-cigarette Induced Lung Condition Reported in S. Korea

First Suspected Case of E-cigarette Induced Lung Condition Reported in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Monday it has received notice of a suspected case of a lung disease related to liquid-type electronic cigarettes in South Korea, and is now looking into possible links to e-cigarettes. Since September 20, the KCDC has received cases of [...]

More than 3 mln S. Koreans Diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder over Past 5 Years

More than 3 mln S. Koreans Diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder over Past 5 Years

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Recently released data shows that more than 3.5 million South Koreans have been treated for anxiety disorder over the past five years. Rep. Jang Jeong-sook reported that there were 3.4 million people who received medical treatment for anxiety disorder between 2014 and August 2019. The annual number of patients [...]