All posts tagged "health"

  • Choi Min-joon poses with his bicycle, Saturday, a day before the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Incheon Race was held at Songdo, Incheon, Sunday. 
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    Good News: Father of three daughters beats cancer through triathlon

    By Nam Hyun-woo INCHEON — For Choi Min-joon, 41, the decision to participate in a triathlon came at a critical point in his life. The idea came to him while he dealt with the difficulties of cancer...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • In this Thursday, June 18, 2015, file photo, an official wearing a mask as a precaution against the MERS virus works with a South Korean national flag in the background at Dongdaemun District Office in Seoul, South Korea. The head of the World Health Organization on Thursday praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good footing and lowered the public risk. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    MERS victims file lawsuits against govt, hospitals

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Bereaved families and people who were isolated for suspected cases of the MERS virus have filed lawsuits against the government and hospitals for physical and mental damages, a civic group said Thursday. In the...

    • Posted September 10, 2015
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    S. Korea dedicates $100 million to help poor countries fight infectious diseases

    By Kim Hyo-jin President Park Geun-hye pledged Tuesday to spend $100 million over five years from 2016 to help 13 countries fight against infectious diseases. “Many countries and international organizations have already provided financial support for some...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • A McDonalds fast food restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. (Yonhap)
    Good news: S. Korean teens halve fast food, soda consumption

    By Jhoo Dong-chan South Korean teenagers almost halved the amount of fast food they consume compared to a decade ago, a study showed Tuesday. According to the study by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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    S. Korean man suspected of MERS confirmed negative

    A Korean man who showed suspected symptoms of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after his trip to the United Arab Emirates has been confirmed negative. The result came after the 38-year-old man was taken to a hospital...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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    S. Korean surfer infected with virus in Rio Olympic sailing venue

    SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) — A South Korean wind surfer has been hospitalized with an apparent viral infection after competing in waters scheduled to host sailing events at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games next year, a...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • A woman wearing a mask as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) walks in a shopping district in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    S. Korea far from declaring official end to MERS outbreak

    SEJONG (Yonhap) — One patient of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) remained hospitalized in South Korea on Monday, officials said, indicating the country may still be far from an official end to the outbreak that has claimed...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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