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S. Korea Ranks Among Top OECD Member Countries in Treatment of Cancer

S. Korea Ranks Among Top OECD Member Countries in Treatment of Cancer

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea ranks as one of the leading members among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the treatment of cancer, medical data showed Sunday. The 2019 Health at a Glance report released by the Paris-based organization said Asia’s fourth-largest economy had the highest five-year survival rate [...]

Researchers Develop Method That Can Find Treatment for Multidrug-resistant TB

Researchers Develop Method That Can Find Treatment for Multidrug-resistant TB

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a new process that can lead to better treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), the country’s public health agency said Friday. The headway made by a team led by Kim Jeong-hyun has been successful in creating large numbers of macrophages from pluripotent stem cells, the [...]

More Patients Choosing to Suspend Life-sustaining Treatment After New Legislation

More Patients Choosing to Suspend Life-sustaining Treatment After New Legislation

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — In the 12 months since new legislation on life-sustaining treatment came into effect, the percentage of patients deciding to suspend or abort life-sustaining treatment has increased by more than 29 times. A research team led by Prof. Heo Dae-seok at Seoul National University Hospital announced on Tuesday the results [...]

Some 76,000 Get State-assisted Infertility Treatments

Some 76,000 Get State-assisted Infertility Treatments

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 76,000 South Koreans have received infertility treatments since Seoul began providing state health insurance coverage for the procedures in late 2017, a report said Thursday. The report from the Ministry of Health and Welfare to Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party showed 76,055 people were treated [...]

“Dance for Dementia” International Symposium Held in Seoul

“Dance for Dementia” International Symposium Held in Seoul

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Danielle Teale, a leader in the field of dance treatment aimed at better health spoke at the “Dance for Dementia” symposium held at Chungmu Art Center in Seoul yesterday regarding educational dance programs for dementia patients. “The Dance 4 Dementia program has been created for dementia patients so that [...]

Nearly 9 Trillion Won Spent to Treat Diseases from Bad Habits

Nearly 9 Trillion Won Spent to Treat Diseases from Bad Habits

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 9 trillion won (US$7.92 billion) is spent a year to treat diseases caused by health-harming habits, data from the National Health Insurance Service showed Friday. Records provided for parliamentary audit showed the medical cost due to bad habits, such as smoking, drinking and obesity, amounted to 8.9 trillion [...]