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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 [...]

Dementia-related Medical Costs Top 2 tln Won amid Rapid Population Aging

Dementia-related Medical Costs Top 2 tln Won amid Rapid Population Aging

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s dementia patient numbers and spending on the condition have soared in recent years amid the rapid aging of the country’s population, data showed Monday. According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to Rep. Kim Kwang-soo, the number of people diagnosed with various [...]

S. Korea Develops VR Rehabilitation Program for Stroke Patients

S. Korea Develops VR Rehabilitation Program for Stroke Patients

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a rehabilitation program using virtual reality (VR) to help stroke patients. Researchers from Seoul National University Hospital and biotech venture TechVillage Co. announced on Thursday that they had developed a program that can assist in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. As part of the [...]

More Than Half of Male Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke After Initial Diagnosis

More Than Half of Male Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke After Initial Diagnosis

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of male smokers in South Korea continue to smoke even after being diagnosed with cancer, a recent study has revealed. A research team from the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital studied 15,000 male patients over 40 years of age who were initially diagnosed with cancer between [...]