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“Obesity is ‘disease.’ Just change of lifestyle won’t work to cure”

‘Obesity’ is a condition of having excessive body fat. Due to change of dietary life and lifestyle after 1980, the world’s obesity rate was increased more than double; there are reportedly about 600 million people wit...

Reevaluation period for advanced medical devices changes from 4 to 5 years

The government will relax regulations about medical devices, such as shortening the current reevaluation period for advanced medical devices from 4 years to 5 years. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety gave an admin...

‘Prevision Medicine Project Group’ to provide medical services personalized for insurable cancer patients

The ‘Precision Medicine Project Group’ will be established to adopt a personalized treatment system for incurable cancer patients. In order to implement the personalized medical services and have a new future growth ...

MOHW fires a flare to localize Korean medical devices in China

The Ministry of Health and Welfare(Minister Neung-Hoo Park, MOHW) has started to bear fruit in the ongoing business of expanding and localizing medical devices in China. The MOHW and the Korea Medical Devices Industr...

‘Zero case of serious adverse drug reaction’ unlike concerns about HPV vaccine

73.5% of the reasons why parents decided not to follow the Human papillomavirus(HPV) vaccination program for 12-year-old children was their concern of side effect, but it was reported there actually was no case of ser...

‘Tenofovir’ to prevent hepatitis B infection from mother to newborn baby

‘Tenofovir’ was recently known to have efficacy on vertical transmission of chronic hepatitis B-infected mother’s antigen to newborn babies. Chronic hepatitis B, a main cause of cirrhosis of the liver and liver cance...

First Korean cholera patient infected from traveling Philippine

The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(Director Eun-Kyeong Jeong, KCDC) requested travelers to follow the infectious disease prevention rules, like a proper way to washing hands and safe dietary life, a...

Hospice and life prolong treatment services extended

The Ministry of Health of Welfare(Minister Neung-Hoo Park, MOHW) announced it will prepare and enforce ordinances and regulations which regulated the details of ‘life prolonging treatment law for patients in hospice c...

Continuous growth in quasi drug market with high interests in hygiene field

The last year’s quasi drug manufacturing performance was increased by 4.9% to KRW 1.9465 trillion compared to 2015, and the manufacturing performance of products, such as disinfectants and insecticides, due to the inc...

How will AI impact on medical services and human life in the future?

Opinions were suggested that a role of doctors will be enlarged in the treatment field based on various cases of Watson, an artificial intelligence(AI) doctor. It was predicted, moreover, the future AI technology will...

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