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‘Night People’ More Prone to Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases

‘Night People’ More Prone to Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that unlike those who wake up early in the morning, people who start their day late are more exposed to the dangers of cardiovascular as well as cerebrovascular diseases. A research team at the Gangnam Severance Hospital released a report analyzing the lifestyle and

Older Businesses, Gov’t Sparking Controversy over Sharing Economy: Survey

Older Businesses, Gov’t Sparking Controversy over Sharing Economy: Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Leading businesses in the sharing economy such as Uber and Airbnb are taking center stage in the controversy that has erupted over the future of these types of enterprises in South Korea, which many believe is due to strong opposition from older companies. The Korea Development Institute conducted a

Seoul National University Creates New Major in Peace and Unification Studies

Seoul National University Creates New Major in Peace and Unification Studies

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University will open a new graduate major in peace and unification studies that specializes in peace, unification, and North Korean society to foster experts that can effectively address unification as well as post-unification outcomes. The university is planning to create a master’s course on peace and unification

Tattoos the No. 1 Summer Fashion

Tattoos the No. 1 Summer Fashion

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Tattoo is now a buzz word in South Korea as it has become one of the most popular fashion expressions of all time. According to the Korea Tattoo Association Sunday, there are about 1 million people in the country with tattoos, with more than 3,000 tattooists registered with the

‘Mooncare’ Encourages More Patients to Visit Large Hospitals for Serious Illness

‘Mooncare’ Encourages More Patients to Visit Large Hospitals for Serious Illness

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Ever since President Moon Jae-in’s signature health care program came into effect in July 2017, patients suffering from serious illnesses who are receiving treatment at large hospitals have increased in proportion, while these hospitals are now admitting fewer patients with milder illnesses. Rep. Jung Choun-sook of the ruling Democratic

FDI in Incheon Free Economic Zone Drops by 66 pct

FDI in Incheon Free Economic Zone Drops by 66 pct

INCHEON, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) over the first two quarters this year has dropped to less than half of the value recorded last year. The IFEZ Authority reported on Saturday that this year’s FDI reached US$164 million, which is only 33.4 percent of

Consumers Embrace ‘Ugly Fruit’ to Save Money

Consumers Embrace ‘Ugly Fruit’ to Save Money

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘ugly fruits’ with defects are increasingly popular at online markets. Fruits with defects have either been affected by bugs or have problems in appearance and went unsold at supermarkets and other places, discarded as ‘ugly fruits.’ E-commerce company TMON Inc. said Sunday that sales of ‘ugly fruit’ jumped

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