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Forget the kimchi: from fine dining to cafes, Seoul offers world of flavours


What comes to mind when you contemplate Korean food? Barbecued meats? Kimchi? Fiery hot, strongly flavoured, garlicky dishes?

Air pollution may damage blood vessels even in healthy young adults


​Air pollution may cause blood vessel damage and inflammation, even in healthy young adults, a U. S. study said Tuesday.

Polio worldwide reduced by 99 pct since 1988: UN spokesman


​On World Polio Day, which falls on Oct. 24, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that since the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988, polio worldwide has been reduced by 99 percent.

Pokemo Go wins award from Finland's Outdoor Association


The Outdoor Association of Finland has recognized the popular mobile phone game Pokemo Go as the best exercise idea of the year, reported Finnish national broadcaster Yle on Monday.

Chinese doctors help restore eyesight for Lao patients


​"I come from Luang Prabang in northern Laos. I lost my vision since early this year," Khamphong, a 50-year-old patient with cataract told Xinhua Thursday in Lao capital Vientiane.

Hong Kong's 15,000 cases of breast cancer complication made worse by lack of awareness


Hong Kong lacks resources to deal with lymphoedema: swelling of the arm or leg following the removal of lymph nodes, most often as part of cancer treatment.

How anxiety warps your perception


An anxious mindset can change the way you view the world in profound ways. But could a simple new treatment offer a way out of the perpetual fear?

New simulation technology to help relieve brain swelling


A new simulation technology is expected to help surgeons plan a life-saving procedure known as decompressive craniectomy for victims of brain trauma to relieve swelling before they cut a hole in the skull.

Olympic champion race walker Wang Zhen eyes another gold medal at Tokyo 2020


Only one month after claiming the men's 20-kilometer race walk title at the Rio Olympic Games, China's Wang Zhen has already set his sights on defending gold at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Greek Olympic medalist Devetzis under inquiry, denies doping allegations


Greek veteran triple jumper Pigi Devetzis, who won the silver medal in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and the bronze in the 2008 Beijing Games, admitted on Sunday that she was under inquiry by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding her participation in the Beijing Olympics, but strongly denied allegations that she had used doping substances.