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Preference for Certain Locations Caused by Astrocytes in the Brain: Study

Preference for Certain Locations Caused by Astrocytes in the Brain: Study

DAEJEON, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) announced on Wednesday that it has found an explanation for brain cell activity that results in preference for a certain location. In sum, memories of preferred locations are created while astrocytes in the brain combine with opioids, compounds that are known to cause [...]

Seniors with Healthy Lifestyle Have Stronger Immunity Than Younger People with Bad Lifestyle

Seniors with Healthy Lifestyle Have Stronger Immunity Than Younger People with Bad Lifestyle

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Seniors with a healthy lifestyle tend to have stronger immunity than younger people engaging in less healthy practices. The Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences in Busan revealed the results of a test measuring the immunity level of six cancer patients and 36 ordinary participants for a month. [...]

1.16 mln People Prescribed Dietary Inhibitors Over Past 10 Months

1.16 mln People Prescribed Dietary Inhibitors Over Past 10 Months

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — In the past 10 months, one out of 45 South Koreans has been prescribed “anorexia suppressant,” a psychotomimetic agent, according to a recent report. Women accounted for more than 90 percent of all the prescriptions issued. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Tuesday that it confirmed the [...]

Clown-masked Delivery Marketing Heavily Criticized for Implying Sexual Crime

Clown-masked Delivery Marketing Heavily Criticized for Implying Sexual Crime

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean parcel service provider is being severely criticized after attempting to exploit the fear faced by women living alone for marketing. The company posted what looked like CCTV footage of a person wearing a clown mask stealing a parcel delivered to a one-room studio on YouTube. After [...]

Dramatic Increase in Paternity Leave Among S. Korean Dads

Dramatic Increase in Paternity Leave Among S. Korean Dads

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of fathers taking paternity leave is increasing rapidly. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor on Sunday, in the first half year, of the total 53,494 cases of parental leave in the private sector, 20.7 percent, or 11,080 cases were paternity leave. The number of men [...]

S. Korean Researchers Announce 5-Minute Test for Dementia

S. Korean Researchers Announce 5-Minute Test for Dementia

DAEJEON, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new method to distinguish the severity of dementia by analyzing brain waves. The Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), jointly with the Human Anti-Aging Standards Research Institute (HASRI), announced on Thursday the development of a new technology that analyzes brain waves [...]

More Than Half of Male Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke After Initial Diagnosis

More Than Half of Male Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke After Initial Diagnosis

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of male smokers in South Korea continue to smoke even after being diagnosed with cancer, a recent study has revealed. A research team from the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital studied 15,000 male patients over 40 years of age who were initially diagnosed with cancer between [...]