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Seoul National University Hospital and Syapse Sign Multi-Year Renewal Agreement to Expand Access to Precision Medicine in South Korea

Seoul National University Hospital and Syapse Sign Multi-Year Renewal Agreement to Expand Access to Precision Medicine in South Korea

SAN FRANCISCO and SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Syapse, a company accelerating precision medicine through insights derived from its global health system network, and Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), the premier hospital in South Korea, today announced that they have extended their partnership with a new multi-year agreement. As part of their [...]

#MeToo Movement Sweeping Across Health Medical Industry

#MeToo Movement Sweeping Across Health Medical Industry

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The growing #MeToo movement in South Korea is sweeping through hospitals and pharmaceutical companies as workers come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment. A female worker at Janssen Korea has shared her experience of sexual violence, prompting the international pharmaceutical company to launch sexual harassment investigations. In a [...]

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 [...]