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Wed, February 21, 2024 | 13:25
Mothers-to-be suffer sleep deprivation
Korean women are prone to sleep disturbances during the third trimester of their pregnancy and weeks following birth, according to a recent study. Their perceived quality of sleep is significantly lower than pregnant and postpartum women in the United States and Canada.
Blogging about mom's cancer
Watching a close one die is a painful experience that many can’t easily confront, but one daughter has kept a daily journal in her blog about her cancer patient mother right up to her funeral.
Why are doctors up in arms?
The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korean Medical Association (KMA) are locked in a dispute over the implementation of a drug-related group (DRG) system, a new payment mechanism for all small- and medium-sized hospitals, starting next month.
Organ donations bring families tighter
As of Thursday, 29,317 people were on the waiting list for an organ donation according to the Korean Network for Organ Sharing. Yet the number of donors is shy of 3,400. The shortage plus the higher chance of finding a match with a family member make relatives the likely donor for someone fighting for their life.
Childcare holds key to higher birth rates
A policy shift to encourage more Koreans to have children is required, considering the overall birthrate is static despite increased welfare benefits given at the time of birth.
Korean woman to head Novartis Singapore
On May 16, in a landmark designation, a female Korean employee was appointed the managing director at Novartis Singapore. It is the first time for a Korean employee to lead an overseas Novartis office.
Jeju aspires to be top medical tourism destination
JEJU CITY — Hospitals in Korea are keen to accommodate more patients from overseas by marketing their medical excellence and coordination service. In 2011, local centers drew 110,000 foreign patients and broadening medical tourism has bred a booming business such as online communication tools and personal brokers.
Queen Silvia promotes dementia care
After watching her mother suffer from dementia, Queen Silvia of Sweden can understand the wide net of the incurable disease.
World No Tobacco Day
High cigarette consumption has consistently tarnished Korea’s reputation as 25.6 percent of the entire population aged over 15 smoke according to OECD Health Data 2011. Though the figure has declined 16.6 percent from 1999 to 2009, it is still higher than the OECD average of 22.3 percent.
Campus vegetarianism just sprouting
“This isn’t meat, is it? But it tastes just like regular sausage,” exclaimed Kim Joo-hyun, a sophomore at Ewha Womans University, after she took a bite of a fried snack offered at one of many stands set up for the school’s spring festival in Seoul last week.
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