All posts tagged "health"

  • YG Family concert featured its artists Psy, Big Bang and 2NE1 in Taiwan last month. The top Korean entertainment company has been actively advancing into the China market.
    S. Korea to hold K-pop concert to reinvigorate post-MERS tourism

    SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) — A K-pop concert will be held next month to reassure foreigners of their safety from MERS, an infectious disease that has claimed dozens of lives here but is nearing its eradication, the...

    • Posted July 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)
    New MERS case reported after 4-day hiatus

    SEJONG, July 2 (Yonhap) — South Korea reported an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Thursday, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease here to 183. The latest case marked the first...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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    Cancer alert over potato chips issued by EFSA

    Chips and other fried foods contain a dangerous chemical that causes cancer. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the chemical, acrylamide (AA), also found in tobacco smoke, is formed when foods are cooked at high...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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    S. Korean health officials accused of mishandling MERS epidemic

    By Kim Rahn Health authorities are facing criticism for allegedly mishandling the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, after a fourth patient claimed they ignored her voluntary call for testing and quarantine. This revelation preceded news about...

    • Posted May 26, 2015
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  • Ryu Hyun-jin (AP)
    For Dodgers’ Ryu, shoulder surgery carries financial implications

    (Yonhap) — Once Ryu Hyun-jin undergoes shoulder surgery that will likely rule him out for 2015, he won’t just be missing time on the mound. The South Korean pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers will also take some...

    • Posted May 21, 2015
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    S. Korea reports 3rd confirmed case of deadly virus

    SEJONG, May 21 (Yonhap) — South Korea confirmed a third case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Thursday, one day after it reported its first-ever case of the viral disease. The latest case was confirmed...

    • Posted May 21, 2015
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  • High school classroom in South Korea (Courtesy of Schplook via Flickr/Creative Commons)
    UN urges S. Korea to abolish HIV testing of foreign teachers

    GENEVA, May 20 (Yonhap) — A United Nations committee on Wednesday reprimanded South Korea’s mandatory HIV testing of native English teachers as discrimination against foreigners, urging the country to abolish the policy. Foreigners who come to South...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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