UPDATE : Friday, June 5, 2020
Korea’s AIDS treatment rate hits all-time high of 95%
Around 95 percent of AIDS patients received treatments last year, the highe...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-07 17:51
Nearly half of Korean men obese
A report from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) s...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-06 17:59
Doctors criticize mandatary name tags as excessive regulation
Physicians in South Korea are required to put on their name tags by law. Th...
by Song Soo-youn  |  2017-11-06 15:51
Korea in ‘excessive rush’ to execute dementia policies: experts
The rapid growth of elderly population has made dementia a social issue, fo...
by Yang Geum-deok  |  2017-11-06 13:21
Former lawmaker reportedly named as new head of state pension fund
Kim Sung-ju, a former lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, has...
by Kwak Sung-sun  |  2017-11-03 14:14
Pfizer’s breast cancer therapy gains insurance coverage
The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Thursday it would grant Pfizer’s br...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-02 16:39
Key executive of human tissue donation foundation calls employees ‘butchers’
The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Tuesday that it would conduct ...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-11-01 15:32
Integrated guideline needed for desirable organ donation culture
A recent report on the lack of respect for organ donors and their families ...
by Lee Han-soo  |  2017-11-01 13:08
Healthcare R&D budget mismanaged by Park administration
The previous Park Geun-hye government mismanaged 1.53 trillion won ($1.36 b...
by Choi Gwang-seok  |  2017-10-31 16:12
How is Japan taking care of elderly in hospitals?
Many developed nations are coming face-to-face with the problem of caring f...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-31 15:55
HIRA under fire for ‘selling personal data’ to private insurers
The Health and Insurance Review & Assessment Service has come under fire af...
by Song Soo-youn  |  2017-10-30 15:42
25,000 foreigners exploited Korean healthcare system in 3 years
Almost 25,000 foreigners exploited the Korean healthcare system in the past...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-30 11:52
NHIS under fire for delay of drug negotiations with AstraZeneca
The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) has fallen into public scrutin...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-27 16:56
Ministry to expand supply of patent info to drugmakers
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) said Monday it would provide do...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-10-27 16:27
‘Early diagnosis more important than immunotherapy to cure lung cancer’
The Korean Association for Lung Cancer (KALC) has set about to emphasize th...
by Nam Doo-hyun  |  2017-10-25 15:22
Physicians plan street rally to protest ‘Mooncare’
Doctors will hold a rally to fight against President Moon Jae-in’s policy o...
by Choi Gwang-seok  |  2017-10-25 10:48
How public health ethics applies to palliative, dementia care
Public health ethics applies to not just health issues but all sectors of l...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-25 09:48
Health insurance’s reimbursement rate averages at 85%
Preparing a plan for proper compensation is imperative because the health i...
by Constance Williams  |  2017-10-24 18:32
74 NHIS employees punished in past 4 years
The National Health Insurance Service has punished 74 employees for the pas...
by Yang Geum-deok  |  2017-10-24 15:46
Patients can refuse medical care at end-stage of their lives
Korean patients can now decide whether to continue medical care that prolon...
by Marian Chu  |  2017-10-23 11:56
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