Health, Fitness & Beauty

Xylitol Chewing Gum Can No Longer Claim ‘Cavity Prevention’

Lotte's Xylitol, a popular chewing gum brand in South Korea containing xylitol a "tooth friendly" sweetener, will soon be banned from marketing itself for “cavity prevention.”

Infant Obesity Rates Double in Korea Since 2008

The obesity rate among Koreans under the age of six doubled from 2008 to 2015, with the rate rising from 1.4 percent to 2.8 percent. This according to the 2016 Obesity White Paper, an annual report prepared by the National Health Insurance Service.

Seomyeon Medical Street Festival to Run for Two Days

The 6th Seomyeon Medical Street Festival is starting on September 30th.

Dong-A University Hospital Changing its Visiting Hours

Dong-A University Hospital will change its visiting hours to prevent infectious diseases.

“Holiday Fatigue” Patients Fill Up Local Hospitals

Following the Lunar New Year holiday, more people are visiting the hospital due to symptoms of fatigue, or so-called "holiday syndrome.”

Authorities Warn to Check for Food Expiration Dates

Busan Special Judicial Police Department has exposed 12 food manufacturers that have issued false expiration dates or facts on their products.

Three Day Health Festival for Foreigners Begins Tomorrow

The city of Busan will host a health festival for foreign students and multicultural families at the Busan branch of the Korea Association of...

A Swedish Smile in Busan

Every industry has its rock stars. In the field of dental surgery, you'd be hard pressed to find a more respected, more published and...

KTO Releases MERS Prevention Information

The Korean Tourism Organization has released information on advised preventive and corrective measures for safe travel in Korea. ■ Overview of MERS and Symptoms Middle East...

BNU Hospital Sees 49% Foreign Patient Increase

Busan National University Hospital has reported that 8,067 foreign patients were treated at the main building of the hospital last year, an increase of...

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