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Adult ADHD Patients Prone to Other Mental Disorders

Adult ADHD Patients Prone to Other Mental Disorders

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study conducted by the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry revealed that adults suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, are often vulnerable to other mental conditions such as depression, panic disorder, anxiety, and alcoholism.  Announcing its results during a press conference [...]

Smoking to Be Banned on Main Boulevard in Southern Seoul

Smoking to Be Banned on Main Boulevard in Southern Seoul

SEOUL, March 29 (Yonhap) – In an unusually tough anti-smoking move, one of Seoul’s main boulevards will be declared a no-smoking zone and violators will face fines, officials said Wednesday.  Seoul’s Seocho-gu Ward Office said Gangnam-daero, a 5-kilometer-long major boulevard that cuts through the busy commercial district of Gangnam in southern Seoul, and its sidewalks [...]

Mongolia to Adopt South Korean Approach to Treatment of Stomach Cancer

Mongolia to Adopt South Korean Approach to Treatment of Stomach Cancer

  SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Gastric Cancer Association (KGCA) is helping Mongolia fight cancer through business agreements that will see advanced medical technology applied in the country with the second highest rate of gastric cancer in the world. The KGCA will continue its efforts to spread awareness and help teach medical [...]

In Tough Economic Times, Consumers Turn to Semi-Luxury Goods to Buy Happiness

In Tough Economic Times, Consumers Turn to Semi-Luxury Goods to Buy Happiness

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A growing trend among South Korean consumers of buying semi-luxury goods is sweeping the consumer market amid the country’s prolonged economic downturn. Despite the sluggish economy, Koreans – especially those in their 20s and 30s – are willing to spend 50,000 won ($45) for an afternoon tea at a five-star [...]

Jelly New Favorite Dessert of Koreans Over 40

Jelly New Favorite Dessert of Koreans Over 40

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of jelly dessert products are booming, particularly among Koreans over 40, a new market research report published yesterday found. The market for jelly desserts grew by 54 percent on year last year, amounting to 153.3 billion won, according to AC Nielson Korea. This year, the market is expected to [...]

N. Korean Babies’ Life Expectancy Is 70.5 Years: UNDP Index

N. Korean Babies’ Life Expectancy Is 70.5 Years: UNDP Index

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korean children born in 2015 are expected to live more than 10 years shorter than their southern counterparts, an annual U.N. report said Thursday. According to the U.N. Development Programme’s report on the 2016 Human Development Index (HDI), the life expectancy of North Korean babies born in that year is estimated at 70.5 years, 11.6 years less than 82.1 years for South Korean babies. The [...]

Air Pollution Aggravates Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Air Pollution Aggravates Parkinson’s Disease: Study

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Exposure to air pollution increases risk of aggravating Parkinson’s disease and may cause neurological disease progression, a study showed Friday.  According to the study by Kim Ho at Seoul National University, patients with the neurodegenerative disease are more likely to visit emergency rooms during days with high levels of [...]