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Over 90 Percent of South Korean 20-Somethings Defenseless Against Hepatitis A

Over 90 Percent of South Korean 20-Somethings Defenseless Against Hepatitis A

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Nine out of ten South Korean young adults in their 20s lack antibodies for hepatitis A, which means their bodies are far more susceptible to infection than others who do. The discovery was made after researchers from Seoul National University Hospital examined the cases of 5,856 individuals 10 years [...]

140 Foreign Medical Professionals in South Korea to Train Under Liver Transplant Specialists

140 Foreign Medical Professionals in South Korea to Train Under Liver Transplant Specialists

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Dozens of medical professionals from across Asia are attending the Asian Transplantation Week 2017 to train under South Korean liver transplant specialists, described by Zhaksylyk Doskaliev of Kazakhstan’s National Transplant Coordinating Center as “leading not just Asia but the entire world in pioneering medical treatment”. The symposium, jointly held [...]

Medical Researchers Find Correlation Between Noisy Evenings and Gestational Diabetes

Medical Researchers Find Correlation Between Noisy Evenings and Gestational Diabetes

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Research conducted by Seoul National University’s Department of Preventive Medicine and the Institute of Health and Environment has uncovered a correlation between gestational diabetes and nocturnal noise levels. The subjects of the study were 18,165 pregnant women between the ages of 20 and 49. From 2002 to 2013, the [...]

Social Robots Prove Effective in Autism Spectrum Treatment

Social Robots Prove Effective in Autism Spectrum Treatment

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Social robots that are capable of showing a variety of facial expressions have been proven effective in treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new medical study. The research team led by neuropsychiatry professor Yu Hee-jung at Seoul National University Hospital discovered there was little to no difference between [...]

Obesity Paradox: Higher Chance of Surviving a Stroke When You’re Overweight

Obesity Paradox: Higher Chance of Surviving a Stroke When You’re Overweight

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – After analyzing cerebral infarction patients according to their body mass index (BMI), those who were overweight showed lighter symptoms and better recuperation. It is another example of the ‘Obesity Paradox’, meaning that the more obese you are, the longer you live. Professor Lee Seung-hun from the Department of Neurology at [...]

Korea to Insure Pfizer’s Xalkori, Significantly Reducing Patients’ Burden

Korea to Insure Pfizer’s Xalkori, Significantly Reducing Patients’ Burden

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – As it is expected that Pfizer’s Xalkori cancer drug will be covered by the national health insurance in Korea, the 10 million won (US$9,225) burden that patients are currently facing will be dramatically reduced starting next month. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the [...]

Health Care Providers Argue Over Legitimate Successor of First National Hospital in Korea

Health Care Providers Argue Over Legitimate Successor of First National Hospital in Korea

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) – As Severance Hospital, which has earned worldwide attention recently by treating US Ambassador Mark Lippert, stresses that it is the legitimate successor of Jejungwon, Korea’s first national western-style hospital, Seoul National University Hospital, its main rival, suffers in silence. In a briefing session explaining the physical condition of Ambassador [...]