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New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

SEOUL, Jul 2. (Korea Bizwire) — A new smartphone application that can identify heart diseases based on the sound of a heartbeat recorded via one’s smartphone is about to be released South Korea for the first time. During initial trials, the application demonstrated accuracy levels of up to 90 percent. A medical research team comprising [...]

Fine Dust Leads to Lifestyle Changes for South Koreans

Fine Dust Leads to Lifestyle Changes for South Koreans

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — “Fine dust has changed the lifestyle of Koreans completely,” claims an analytical report based on big data released by Innocean Worldwide, an advertising agency. The report states that worsening air pollution has changed all six categories closely related to people’s lives: clothing, food, home, car, leisure, and beauty. The [...]

Fewer Fires as Popularity of E-cigarettes Soars

Fewer Fires as Popularity of E-cigarettes Soars

Jun. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Aside from controversial harmful effects, one of the positive side effects of e-cigarettes – a popular substitute for conventional cigarettes among smokers – was highlighted in a government report yesterday. According to the National Fire Agency, the government body responsible for fire prevention measures, fires caused by careless smoking have [...]

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it had paved sections of the city’s roads in Gangnam with a photocatalytic substance that will help filter nitrogen oxide, one of the harmful components of fine dust. The work took place between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. yesterday on roads surrounding [...]

Busan Announces Service to Prevent ‘Lonely Deaths’

Busan Announces Service to Prevent ‘Lonely Deaths’

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The local city government of Busan announced today that it was initiating a so-called “Knock Knock Service”, which will analyze cell phone records to check in on local city residents. The service follows recent government efforts to prevent solitary deaths, which have been on the rise. The number of [...]

Few Overseas Dental and Medical Graduates Pass National Licensing Exam

Few Overseas Dental and Medical Graduates Pass National Licensing Exam

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent probe by a local legislator who sits on the National Assembly’s Health and Welfare Committee found that only 30 percent of graduates of overseas medical and dental schools were able to pass the Korea Health Personnel Licensing Examination. Passing the exam is required if overseas graduates want [...]

Indoor Smoking Lounges to be Closed at Airports

Indoor Smoking Lounges to be Closed at Airports

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Indoor smoking lounges at airports will gradually be shut down and outdoor smoking areas will be relocated further away from zones with passenger traffic, authorities said Monday. Smoking areas will be rearranged at the country’s 14 airports nationwide to reflect the changing social perception of smoking and second-hand smoke, [...]

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In an attempt to stop the spread of secondhand smoke, the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul has announced today that it is cracking down on people smoking in the streets. Gangnam-gu also said it was strengthening efforts to publicize the harms of smoking. Currently, there are a [...]