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Seoul’s Plan to Provide ‘Unconditional’ Youth Allowances Facing Opposition

Seoul’s Plan to Provide ‘Unconditional’ Youth Allowances Facing Opposition

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is rising among Seoulites as the Seoul Metropolitan Government reportedly has been looking into the possibility of offering monthly stipends to young residents, no strings attached. The city government announced on Wednesday that the Seoul Institute and LAB2050, a private research institution, have proposed implementing the plan for [...]

Medical Mathematics Center to be Established in S. Korea to Address Medical Problems

Medical Mathematics Center to be Established in S. Korea to Address Medical Problems

DAEJEON, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS) in Daejeon will be creating a new medical mathematics center to conduct research that can raise the success rate of designing effective treatment plans based on precise medical information. Medical mathematics takes into account mathematical explanations and modeling theories to solve various [...]

S. Korea to Provide Information Services on Electromagnetic Waves

S. Korea to Provide Information Services on Electromagnetic Waves

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has decided to measure the levels of electromagnetic waves generated by portable fans and electronic cigarettes and disclose the results. The decision comes at a point where consumers have been facing constant difficulties accessing information about the level of electromagnetic waves being generated by these [...]

KT Launches Mobile App for Fine Dust Map

KT Launches Mobile App for Fine Dust Map

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading telecommunications company, said Monday it launched an air quality monitoring application to provide detailed information on fine dust across the nation. The new mobile app, Air Map Korea, provides real-time information on fine-dust levels and suggests useful information for daily lives to address rising [...]

Controversies Brewing over Abortion Following Gov’t Survey

Controversies Brewing over Abortion Following Gov’t Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversies reignited on Friday over whether to allow abortion after a government survey showed that many women had opted to end their pregnancies due to socio-economic reasons. On Thursday, the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs released a survey on 10,000 women aged between 15 and 44, the [...]

S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that younger South Korean women tend to wrongly think of themselves as overweight, while older women see themselves as slimmer than they actually are. A joint research team led by Prof. Lee Yu-mie from Yonsei Severance Hospital and Prof. Choi Kui-son from the National [...]