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Plans to install ‘Health and Medical Human Resource Center’

A plan will be carried out to create an organization exclusive to address the supply problem for health and medical professionals. Justice Party Rep. So-Ha Yoon recently announced proposal of the amendment to the Med...

Chronic kidney patients with abdominal obesity have double chance of getting cardiovascular disease

In order to celebrate the World Kidney Day on the 9th, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(Director Jung-Ki Suck) announced a research report that abdominal obesity patients have the highest chance of...

Patients society urges health insurance benefits for terminal lung cancer therapy

On the 6th, the Korea Alliance of Patients Organization(hereinafter referring to KAPO) announced a statement to urge prompt application of the health insurance benefits for terminal lung cancer therapies. The Health ...

Osteoporosis & diabetes-related genetic tests removed from prohibition

Some generic tests which proved genetic equivalence with diseases, like osteoporosis and diabetes, will be removed from the list of prohibited generic tests. The Ministry of Health and Welfare decided the ‘Partial Re...

It is dangerous to neglect ‘epilepsy’ while No. of patients decreases

According to the analysis result of big data for health insurance conducted by the National Health Insurance Service(President Sang-Cheol Sung), the number of patients treated for ‘epilepsy(G40-G41)’ was decreased(2.5...

Medical, pharmaceutical civic organizations participates in Korean Medicine Revising Campaign

The pharmaceutical distribution industry has attracted attention as deciding to start the Korean Medicine Reviving Campaign Headquarters participated by the medical field, pharmaceutical industry and non-governmental ...

Ignorance lets Tylenol be recommended for headache after alcohol consumption

The Korean Pharmaceutical Association(President Chan-Hwi Cho) announced on the 25th how well stores selling emergency household products follow the relevant regulation. According to the announcement, 215 of the 300 s...

Coverage extended to ‘medical expense’ for damage relieve system on drug side effects

The range of coverage for the damage relief system on drug side effects will be extended from January next year. On the 28th, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) suggested the safety management plan of the foo...

7 of 10 menopause patients have difficulties in living a daily life

The Korean Society of Menopause(President Byung-Seok Lee, a gynecologist at Severance Hospital) announced a report of a survey on awareness of menopause and hormone treatment to celebrate the ‘Menopause Day’ last Nove...

Sleep endoscopy will be covered by National Health Insurance

The Ministry of Health and Welfare held the 19th National Health Insurance Policy Deliberation Committee(hereinafter referring to NHIPDC, Chairman: Vice Minister Moon-Gyu Bang) on the 20th, made a decision to extend t...

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