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Fine Dust Included As Category in Emergency Disaster Mobile Messaging

Fine Dust Included As Category in Emergency Disaster Mobile Messaging

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The government will send an emergency message to people in Seoul and its satellite cities via mobile phone if severe fine dust is forecast in the region, the public security ministry said Sunday. “Once the message, called cell broadcast service (CBS), is issued, public agencies are obliged to follow the government’s emergency steps to reduce fine dust in the air, including the introduction of the two-day rotation system [...]

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s sales of sugar by retailers plunged nearly 40 percent in 2016 from three years earlier, data showed Saturday, amid local health authorities’ efforts to promote healthier eating. According to the data compiled by the Food Information Statistics System, the combined amount of sugars sold through retailers came [...]

South Korean’s Healthy Life Expectancy Not Catching up Extended Average Lifespan

South Korean’s Healthy Life Expectancy Not Catching up Extended Average Lifespan

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans’ healthy life expectancy is estimated to be nine years shorter than the country’s average lifespan, data showed Saturday, urging local health authorities to beef up efforts to improve  public health. The country’s average healthy life expectancy, which is defined by the anticipated lifespan of people without any [...]

Environmental Group Sues Government for Tainted Drinking Water

Environmental Group Sues Government for Tainted Drinking Water

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of environmental activists and residents near the Nakdong River has filed a class-action suit against the government over the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project initiated by former President Lee Myung-bak, which led to water contamination. With more than 300 people behind the pursuit of legal action including [...]

Depression Rising Among Young Men While More Young Women Rely on Alcohol and Cigarettes, Report Says

Depression Rising Among Young Men While More Young Women Rely on Alcohol and Cigarettes, Report Says

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report highlighting the deterioration of mental health among South Korean youth has been published at a time when the country mired in a period of high youth unemployment, which is forcing many young South Koreans to give up on marriage, having a child or buying a house. [...]

1 in 4 S. Koreans Suffer from Mental Illness: Survey

1 in 4 S. Koreans Suffer from Mental Illness: Survey

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of every four South Korean adults have experienced an addiction or other form of mental health issue at least one time in their lives, a government survey showed Wednesday. The survey showed that 25.4 percent of South Koreans are likely to cope with a mental disorder at [...]

Study on Lactic Acid Bacteria From Kimchi Sheds Light on Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

Study on Lactic Acid Bacteria From Kimchi Sheds Light on Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Researchers said Wednesday they have found that lactic acid bacteria in kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented vegetable dish, is potentially effective in treating atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease. The team, led by Choi Hak-jong, a senior researcher at the government-funded World Institute of Kimchi, said it has [...]

Gov’t to Nurture Manpower in Bio Industry

Gov’t to Nurture Manpower in Bio Industry

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is set to release a set of support measures, including nurturing talented manpower, to help local pharmaceutical companies make further inroads into the global market, the country’s health minister said Tuesday. The remarks were made during a meeting attended by Health Minister Chung Chin-yeob, and executives of [...]