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Disabled People No Longer Obliged to Disclose Disability to Insurance Companies

Disabled People No Longer Obliged to Disclose Disability to Insurance Companies

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean insurance companies can no longer ask disabled people to disclose their disability before extending coverage, according to financial authorities. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) announced plans on Monday to abolish the obligation for the disabled to reveal disabilities to insurance companies in a move to eradicate discrimination against [...]

People with Similar Social Status More Likely to Clash, Study Says

People with Similar Social Status More Likely to Clash, Study Says

SEOUL, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed people with similar social status are more likely to clash with each other. A research team led by professor Lee Won-jae at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) discovered that people who are similar to each other have a tendency to compete [...]

Pregnant Women Still Use Acne Medication that Causes Birth Defects

Pregnant Women Still Use Acne Medication that Causes Birth Defects

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A study conducted with 22,374 pregnant women as participants over a recent six-year period has found that 2.9 percent (650 women) had taken acne medication including isotretinoin before, during or after pregnancy.  Also called roaccutane in the South Korean market, isotretinoin is a pharmaceutical that treats severe acne problems, [...]