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‘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...

What is the most prescribed biologic for rheumatoid arthritis?

A result was out that ‘Actemra(generic name: tocilzumab),’ a JW Pharmaceutical’s interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor, was the most prescribed pharmaceutical product among biologics used as a treatment of rheumatoid arthr...

KCDC & WHO seek for plans on vaccine safety control system

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(Director Ki-Suck Jung, KCDC) will jointly hold an international symposium with the World Health Organization(WHO) for the first time in Korea to discuss vaccine saf...

KCDC reveals living-donor liver transplant complication occurs on less than 2% and 0% mortality

It was reported the major complication rate after living-donor liver transplant surgery was less than 2% at the Korean Organ Transplantation Registry(KOTRY, Senior Researcher Kyu-Ri Ahn) study supported by the Korea C...

Obligation of adding ethics education in doctors’ refresher training program proposed

In order to strengthen moral and ethical responsibility on health care providers, the government will work on legalizing additional compulsory education. Justice Party Rep. So-Ha Yoon representatively proposed the ‘P...

‘COPD’ mainly caused by smoking occurs the most for people over the 60s

The National Health Insurance Service(President Sang-Cheol Seong, NHIS) analyzed the national health insurance policy holders who visited medical institutes for ‘chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD)’ for the pa...

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