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Animal Quarantine at Risk as Government Vets Abandon Posts

Animal Quarantine at Risk as Government Vets Abandon Posts

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Regional authorities are struggling with the lack of quarantine specialists in charge of prevention of African swine fever, avian influenza, and other livestock epidemics. Among 77 positions for government employees in charge of veterinary affairs available at 23 city and county governments in North Gyeongsang Province, only 43 had

Heart Attacks Increase During Lunar New Year Holidays

Heart Attacks Increase During Lunar New Year Holidays

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Heart attack patients jump in number and the mortality rate spikes during traditional holidays, a recent study has revealed. The results suggest that traditional holidays can mean stress as much as they can be fun. Researchers from Sejong General Hospital studied the data collected from 95,066 patients who suffered

Half of Teenage Dropouts Find School Education Meaningless

Half of Teenage Dropouts Find School Education Meaningless

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of the teenage school dropouts in Seoul have left school because they “could not find the meaning of school,” a recent report showed. According to a survey conducted by the National Youth Policy Institute on 753 of the teenagers who quit school from 2015 to last year,

S. Korean ESS Industry Crashes Following Fire Accident

S. Korean ESS Industry Crashes Following Fire Accident

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The energy storage system (ESS) industry, once spotlighted as a newly rising industry, is on the verge of a serious slump. The Hyundai Research Institute reported on Wednesday that the prolonged probe into fire accidents caused by ESS devices is slowing down the growth of the ESS market in

Researchers Develops Robotic Hands with Human-like Capabilities

Researchers Develops Robotic Hands with Human-like Capabilities

DAEJEON, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) announced on Wednesday that it has developed a robotic hand that can make use of various materials and tools such as picking up and moving an egg or using scissors to cut an object. The robotic hand is comprised of four

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — One quarter of South Korean couples dealing with infertility have family conflicts, according to a recent study. According to an in-depth interview conducted by the CHA Bundang Women’s Medical Center last year on 100 patients who visited the hospital, 25 percent experienced family conflicts. Next on the list was

Larger Seoul Taxi Dome Lights Offer Greater Functionality

Larger Seoul Taxi Dome Lights Offer Greater Functionality

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — It is expected that 200 taxis with multi-functional dome lights, which are three times larger than the previous ones, will travel through downtown Seoul in the first half of the year. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will push for a pilot project to improve taxi lights for

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