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S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s sales of sugar by retailers plunged nearly 40 percent in 2016 from three years earlier, data showed Saturday, amid local health authorities’ efforts to promote healthier eating. According to the data compiled by the Food Information Statistics System, the combined amount of sugars sold through retailers came [...]

South Korean’s Healthy Life Expectancy Not Catching up Extended Average Lifespan

South Korean’s Healthy Life Expectancy Not Catching up Extended Average Lifespan

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans’ healthy life expectancy is estimated to be nine years shorter than the country’s average lifespan, data showed Saturday, urging local health authorities to beef up efforts to improve  public health. The country’s average healthy life expectancy, which is defined by the anticipated lifespan of people without any [...]

Police to Double Manpower in Response to Rising Domestic Violence

Police to Double Manpower in Response to Rising Domestic Violence

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Police in Seoul said Saturday that they will double the number of officers in charge of handling domestic violence cases and implement stronger measures to protect victims. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) announced the measures, noting that the number of family violence cases reported in the capital city [...]

K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The “Whistle” music video by BLACKPINK, one of K-pop’s biggest breakout stars from last year, surpassed 100 million views on YouTube on Saturday, the group’s agency said. The video hit 100,143,704 views as of 7 p.m., eight months after it was uploaded on the global video sharing service last [...]

Uber to Join Competitive Food Delivery App Fray in S. Korea

Uber to Join Competitive Food Delivery App Fray in S. Korea

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. app-based ride service provider Uber Technologies Inc. said Monday that it is considering a move to launch its on-demand restaurant delivery service in South Korea. UberEats, the online meal ordering and delivery platform, partners with restaurants, with ordering conducted on the company’s Web site or with a smartphone [...]