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More than 1 mln People Sign Directive Refusing Life-sustaining Treatment

More than 1 mln People Sign Directive Refusing Life-sustaining Treatment

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1 million people have vowed not to receive life-sustaining treatment when they reach a terminal state of health, data showed Sunday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare and Korea National Institute for Bioethics Policy reported that as of October of this year, a total of 1,075,944 Koreans [...]

Asymptomatic, Mild COVID-19 Patients Suffer from Severe Imbalance of Stomach Microorganisms: Study

Asymptomatic, Mild COVID-19 Patients Suffer from Severe Imbalance of Stomach Microorganisms: Study

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — COVID-19 patients including those suffering from both mild and severe syptoms are experiencing a severe imbalance of microorganisms inside the stomach. A research team from the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital collected stool samples from 12 COVID-19 patients, both asymptomatic and mild, transferred to a public health center in Yeongdeok, North [...]

Gov’t to Establish ‘Cancer Data Library’ Covering Entire Life Span of Patients

Gov’t to Establish ‘Cancer Data Library’ Covering Entire Life Span of Patients

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea announced a plan to establish a national cancer data library by collecting a comprehensive range of medical information on domestic cancer patients, including records of their medical treatment and examination before being diagnosed with cancer and their prognosis after being diagnosed with cancer. The national cancer data [...]

4 in 10 S. Koreans Shun Emergency Medical Treatment Due to COVID-19

4 in 10 S. Koreans Shun Emergency Medical Treatment Due to COVID-19

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Almost half of all adults in South Korea have failed to receive appropriate emergency medical treatment following the coronavirus outbreak. Seoul National University Hospital conducted a survey of 2,097 South Korean men and women, 39.6 percent of whom said they chose not to undergo proper emergency medical treatment following [...]

1 in 4 Mild COVID-19 Patients Struggle with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety

1 in 4 Mild COVID-19 Patients Struggle with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that 1 in 4 asymptomatic or mild coronavirus patients quarantined at residential treatment centers are suffering from depressive symptoms. A research team from Seoul National University Hospital conducted a study on the psychological health of 107 COVID-19 patients quarantined at a residential treatment center [...]