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2 in 3 S. Koreans Willing to Donate Organs and Tissue

2 in 3 S. Koreans Willing to Donate Organs and Tissue

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a nationwide online survey with the participation of 1,000 people over 19 years of age, inquiring about their willingness to donate organs and tissue. The results indicated that 7 out of 10 participants were willing to be donors. While most [...]

Health Ministry to Ease Regulation on Ending Life-sustaining Treatment

Health Ministry to Ease Regulation on Ending Life-sustaining Treatment

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health ministry said Sunday it will ease regulations on ending life-sustaining treatment for terminally ill patients, helping them better prepare for death with dignity. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said it will allow patients to end their life-sustaining treatment when approved by the spouse, parents and [...]

Younger HIV Patients More Likely to Skip Treatment: Study

Younger HIV Patients More Likely to Skip Treatment: Study

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Young HIV-infected adults tend to skip hospital visits for medical care more than elderly patients, a study said Wednesday. A research by a team from Boramae Medical Center run by Seoul National University Hospital showed that of the adults needing regular antiretroviral therapy (ART) for their human immunodeficiency virus [...]

Father’s Personal Experience Drives Hospitals to Improve Patient Communication

Father’s Personal Experience Drives Hospitals to Improve Patient Communication

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — After experiencing the challenges that come with communicating with friends and family from during his daughter’s chemotherapy treatment for a rare disease, Nathan Loding, 34, of Grand Rapids thought there had to be a better way to keep friends and family updated on his daughter’s condition and [...]

Cost of MRI Brain Scans to Fall by 570,000 Won

Cost of MRI Brain Scans to Fall by 570,000 Won

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting next month, patients getting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of their brains will be paying just one-fourth what others have been paying until now. The Ministry of Health and Welfare revealed yesterday that the ministerial committee that has the final say in implementing health policies had reviewed the [...]

Over 60 pct of S. Koreans Back ‘Passive Euthanasia’: Poll

Over 60 pct of S. Koreans Back ‘Passive Euthanasia’: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — More than six in 10 South Koreans favor euthanasia for terminal patients when life support is deemed meaningless, a poll showed Friday. In the survey conducted by Seoul National University Hospital, 66.5 percent of 1,241 citizens said they are in favor of removing life support from patients when there [...]