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Patients with Diabetes for Longer Duration Have a Higher Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Patients with Diabetes for Longer Duration Have a Higher Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has shown that the people with diabetes for longer periods of time have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Rhee Sang-youl, a professor at Kyung Hee University Hospital, revealed on Thursday that this fact was confirmed after analyzing the correlation between the duration of diabetes [...]

Gov’t Intervenes in Purchase and Supply of Rare Essential Medicines

Gov’t Intervenes in Purchase and Supply of Rare Essential Medicines

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will take on a major role in the purchase and supply of rare essential medication as part of efforts to alleviate the inconvenience faced by those suffering from uncommon and hard-to-cure diseases. Without the government’s direct involvement, such patients often have to wait for a significant period [...]

Two out of Three Rare Disease Patients in Asia-Pacific Do Not Receive the Best-available Care, According to an Economist Intelligence Unit Survey

Two out of Three Rare Disease Patients in Asia-Pacific Do Not Receive the Best-available Care, According to an Economist Intelligence Unit Survey

HONG KONG, CHINA, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) - There are between 6,000 and 7,000 known rare diseases, which share little in common beyond their infrequency. This represents both a medical and policy challenge, often resulting in those with rare diseases receiving suboptimal support. While individual diseases may be rare, their collective burden is significant. The Economist [...]

Study Confirms Link Between COVID-19 Fatality Rate and Income

Study Confirms Link Between COVID-19 Fatality Rate and Income

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that the coronavirus mortality rate varies according to income level. Among COVID-19 patients, the fatality rate of medical care beneficiaries whose medical expenses are supported by the government was found to be about three times higher than for the beneficiaries of employee health insurance. [...]