Updating the standard childhood immunization strategy… HPV from age 11

In 2023, the standard vaccination strategy for children and adolescents was updated. The human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) was changed from the age of 12 to 11, and the interval between vaccinations for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine also changed. On the 24th, the Korean Vaccine Society held the 21st Spring Conference at L Convention and shared … Read more

Obesity surgery stagnates even with insurance coverage… No active motivation for treatment

In 2019, it was pointed out that reimbursed obesity surgery is experiencing a stagnation. Although health insurance was applied to relieve the burden of medical expenses and actively treat the morbidly obese patients, it is pointed out that both the patient and the medical team have low motivation for active treatment because the surgery is … Read more

PSMA-PET CT building grounds… Standard Inspection Established

PSMA-PET CT, which is in the limelight as a next-generation imaging technology, is proving its effectiveness by building clinical evidence. It is solidifying its position as a next-generation diagnostic test method by continuously putting out clinical results that it is superior to other tests such as general CT. However, the key factor was cost. A … Read more

Do statins improve depression? Resistance has no effect

Statins, a treatment for dyslipidemia, can be used as an adjuvant treatment for depression, but a study has found that they are not effective for treatment-resistant depression. The results of a study on the effect of simvastatin on adults with treatment-resistant depression conducted by researchers including Ishrat Hussein of the Campbell Institute for Family Mental … Read more

Benefits of age before liver cancer treatment… Older people also have a higher prognosis

Hanah Lee, planning committee member of the Liver Cancer Association (Division of Gastroenterology, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital) While the number of elderly patients with liver cancer is increasing, a study has found that the prognosis during treatment intervention is similar to that of non-elderly patients. In particular, in the case of advanced liver cancer … Read more

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in diabetes? In fact, more cancers

Cancer, not cardiovascular disease, is the leading cause of death in type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. This breaks the conventional wisdom that the cause of death in diabetes is a cardiovascular disease complication, suggesting the need for a multidisciplinary approach. The results of a study on the mortality rate of patients with … Read more