UNSC allows IFRC to supply humanitarian aid to North Korea

UNSC allows IFRC to supply humanitarian aid to North Korea

The UN Security Council has granted a sanctions exemption for a non-profit organization to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it was given the waiver on January 30th… allowing it to provide bicycles, medical equipment, water, and other types of humanitarian aid to the […]

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Humanitarian aid group calls for S. Korea’s efforts in helping tuberculosis patients in N. Korea

Humanitarian aid group calls for S. Korea’s efforts in helping tuberculosis patients in N. Korea

One of the biggest public health threats in North Korea is tuberculosis. The Eugene Bell Foundation, an NGO that works closely with the regime on treating TB,… has called for South Korea’s help after its latest visit to the regime. Kan Hyeong-woo tells us more. The Eugene Bell Foundation, a U.S.-based humanitarian aid group that […]

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S. Korean healthcare start-ups increase by 744 in 2016, total numbers of businesses reach..

The number of new healthcare start-ups in Korea grew by more than 80-percent in 7 years. According to the health and welfare ministry on Tuesday, 744 start-ups were formed in 2016, compared to just over 400 in 2010. Overall over 4,000 start-ups have formed since 2010, with medical devices accounting for more than 58 percent […]

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Robots and AI changing the healthcare industry

Robots and AI changing the healthcare industry

Big data, Internet of Things, and Artificial Inteligence. The reach of the fourth industrial revolution can be felt in almost every industry. Its impact can also be clearly felt in the health sector. Kim Hyesung reports. 72 year old Hwang Ki-hyun is visiting the doctor to see how the surgery went. Just a week ago, […]

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Medical Korea 2014 offers glimpse into future of global healthcare industry

Medical Korea 2014 offers glimpse into future of global healthcare industry

Asia’s largest medical congress kicked off today near Seoul,… gathering medical experts from Korea and 36 other countries to discuss the latest trends in healthcare. Our Yoo Li-an reports. The Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference is a chance for hospitals and medical institutions to showcase their latest technologies. This booth set up by a […]

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MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Fourth Industrial Revolution opens new era of AI-based healthcare

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Fourth Industrial Revolution opens new era of AI-based healthcare

Artificial intelligence is a fourth industrial revolution technology that’s helping to lessen the burden on doctors. The data-driven technology helps securing the most up-to-date medical data,… and increases accuracy and efficiency in diagnosing and curing patients. Our news feature tonight with Oh Jung-hee. The AI-healthcare sector is one of the fastest growing branches of the […]

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Health IT Show: Smart healthcare systems 스마트 헬스케어 시스템

Health IT Show: Smart healthcare systems   스마트 헬스케어 시스템

On the sidelines of the International Telecommunication Union, in the southern port city of Busan,… the Health IT Show opened today, showcasing the latest in health care technologies. And not only can they make our lives easier… but also make us smarter. Our Shin Se-min sends us this report from Busan. Forget the hard, lumpy […]

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Trump says Democrats responsible for failed healthcare bill

Trump says Democrats responsible for failed healthcare bill

U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed surprise and disappointment at the collapse of legislation designed to replace former president Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms. The Republican Party withdrew the bill without a vote in the U.S. Congress when it became clear there was insufficient support for it. Trump has blamed Democrats for the failure,… but reports […]

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