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Yuhan-Kimberly Launches Hi-Tech Diapers

Yuhan-Kimberly Launches Hi-Tech Diapers

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Yuhan-Kimberly Ltd. announced Tuesday the release of the new Monit & Haggis Smart Baby Monitor that applies IoT technology to monitor baby diapers and other functions that assist childcare. Yuhan-Kimberly, in collaboration with Monit, a developer of smart baby monitors, launched the Haggis IoT Service on momQ, Yuhan-Kimberly’s online [...]

More Foreigners Coming to Korea for Plastic Surgery

More Foreigners Coming to Korea for Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 48,000 foreigners came to South Korea last year to get cosmetic surgery, spending some 215 billion won (US$189.12 million), health ministry data showed on Thursday. The numbers provided to Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party for a parliamentary audit showed 397,882 foreign patients visited South [...]

South Korean Teenagers Exposed to Dangers of Vietnamese Drug Balloons

South Korean Teenagers Exposed to Dangers of Vietnamese Drug Balloons

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Narcotics known as “happy balloons” are being exposed to South Korean teenagers without any discretion, and regulative measures are being called for. Happy balloons are filled with nitrous oxide that cause hallucinations. In South Korea, inhaling nitrous oxide or possessing, selling, or providing it for inhalation purposes can result [...]

Daycare Center Usage Way Below Gov’t 40 pct Target: Data

Daycare Center Usage Way Below Gov’t 40 pct Target: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of children using national and public kindergartens and childcare centers is expected to hover below 40 percent, short of the government’s target, official data showed Wednesday. President Moon Jae-in earlier set a goal to expand government support for parents with young children, vowing to more than triple [...]

Victims of Occupational Hazards File Lawsuit to Reveal Samsung Hazard Assessment Report

Victims of Occupational Hazards File Lawsuit to Reveal Samsung Hazard Assessment Report

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the Central Administrative Judgement Commission’s decision last July not to publicly disclose most portions of the Working Environment Assessment Report submitted by Samsung, victims of occupational hazards at Samsung have filed an administrative lawsuit. Banolim, an advocacy group pushing for the health and human rights of semiconductor workers [...]

1 in 10 S. Korean Firefighters Have Considered Suicide This Year

1 in 10 S. Korean Firefighters Have Considered Suicide This Year

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has revealed that within the past year, more than 10 percent of South Korean firefighters experienced mental stress levels so severe that they considered suicide as a solution. According to data submitted to Rep. Kwon Eun-hee of the Bareunmirae Party, 4,874 respondents accounting for 10.7 percent [...]