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Air Pollution Triggers Drop in Spending, Increase in Use of Dry Cleaners

Air Pollution Triggers Drop in Spending, Increase in Use of Dry Cleaners

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — On days when there is a lot of news about fine dust, card payments at resorts and condominiums typically decrease by more than 30 percent, according to a recent study. Hana Institute of Finance, a research unit of Hana Financial Group Inc., published a report on Wednesday titled “Changes [...]

‘Standing Office’ Program Promotes Health and Efficiency

‘Standing Office’ Program Promotes Health and Efficiency

JECHEON, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A new ‘standing office’ imitative, which the city of Jecheon in North Chungcheong Province introduced in an unprecedented manner to improve the efficiency and health of its employees, has been well received. The city government announced on Wednesday that it conducted a month-long satisfaction survey of 55 participants in [...]

Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of all South Koreans who are registered as having disabilities are over 65, with numbers steadily rising in recent years, a government report showed Wednesday. The annual disabilities report compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare showed that as of last year, 2.59 million people, or [...]

Jeju Annuls Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s 1st For-profit Hospital

Jeju Annuls Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s 1st For-profit Hospital

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju provincial government on Wednesday nullified the business license of a Chinese-owned medical center as South Korea’s first for-profit hospital as it missed the deadline for the launch of its operation. The Shanghai-based Greenland Group recently requested an extension of the March 4 deadline for the opening of [...]

Army Captain Develops AI Program that Predicts Aftereffects of a Stroke

Army Captain Develops AI Program that Predicts Aftereffects of a Stroke

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Capt. Heo Jun-nyeong of the 21st Infantry Division of the ROK Army has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) program that can predict the aftereffects of a stroke. The Army announced on Sunday that Heo’s paper on the AI program was published by Stroke, an internationally acclaimed journal on strokes. [...]

Recent Court Ruling Spurs Debate over ‘Abortion Pills’

Recent Court Ruling Spurs Debate over ‘Abortion Pills’

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The recent ruling by the South Korean constitutional court that has called punitive measures against abortion unconstitutional has rekindled the controversial debate over ‘abortion pills’. Women’s rights advocacy groups and pharmacist organizations have called for the introduction of Mifegyne, a pill-shaped medication that induces abortion, while others have argued [...]