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Alzheimer’s Insurance Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

Alzheimer’s Insurance Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance plans for Alzheimer’s disease have jumped in sales after the illness gained public interest in recent months. The Korea Credit Information Services reported on Wednesday that the number of applications for Alzheimer’s insurance plans reached 1.3 million early last year, up threefold since the second half of the [...]

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers living near convenience stores are more exposed to the risk of obesity, a recent study revealed. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs reported on Tuesday that obesity among teenagers is influenced by multiple variables including the area of residence, individual, and family practices. The institute collected [...]

Gyeonggi Province Moves Forward with Operating Room CCTV Initiative

Gyeonggi Province Moves Forward with Operating Room CCTV Initiative

SUWON, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Roughly two thirds of hospital patients at the Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center (GPMC) have agreed to have their surgical procedures recorded using closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. According to statistics released by Gyeonggi Province, out of 4,239 surgeries performed at six hospitals operating under the GPMC between October 2018 and [...]

Record 73,000 Elderly Drivers Return Licenses in 2019

Record 73,000 Elderly Drivers Return Licenses in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A record 73,000 elderly drivers voluntarily gave up their licenses last year in accordance with the government’s campaign to reduce traffic accidents caused by older adults, police data showed Monday. According to the National Police Agency (NPA), a total of 73,221 drivers aged 65 or older voluntarily returned their [...]

Insufficient Sign Language Education for the Hearing-impaired

Insufficient Sign Language Education for the Hearing-impaired

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — While the hearing-impaired use hand gestures as their main means of communication, or communicate in sign language, recent research found that specialized sign language education is not being conducted properly. In a survey of 320 hearing-impaired people, conducted by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, a majority of [...]