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Seoul Bans Diesel Cars to Combat Fine Dust

Seoul Bans Diesel Cars to Combat Fine Dust

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul will begin restricting the entry of old diesel cars into the city on days with severe fine dust, starting Wednesday. Seoul announced the emergency measure to cut down fine dust emissions on Tuesday, the sixth time this year. The measure will enter effect when ultrafine dust concentrations reach [...]

Study Shows People Save Time and Money on Education by Watching YouTube Videos

Study Shows People Save Time and Money on Education by Watching YouTube Videos

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that people feel that they are saving more time and money on education when they watch educational videos on YouTube, rather than reading or going to private institutes. YouTube and Macromill Embrain, a market research firm, conducted a study of 1,000 participants between the [...]

Pharmaceutical Companies Fail to Meet Sales Permit Conditions

Pharmaceutical Companies Fail to Meet Sales Permit Conditions

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Pharmaceutical companies are facing controversy as they were found to be avoiding manufacturing certain medicines for which authorities issued sales permits upon condition that they would be used for clinical trials on patients, if market reaction was ‘not good enough’. Rep. Jang Jeong-sook of the ruling Democratic Party, a [...]

Chosun University Hospital Turns to AI for Cancer Treatment

Chosun University Hospital Turns to AI for Cancer Treatment

GWANGJU, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Chosun University Hospital in Gwangju announced on Sunday that it is using Watson for Oncology, a medical AI supercomputer designed by IBM Inc., for cancer treatment. Once the information about a patient along with the preliminary diagnosis is entered, Watson delivers the optimum method of treatment by analyzing its [...]

Different Strokes for Different Folks When It Comes to Happiness

Different Strokes for Different Folks When It Comes to Happiness

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has found that people who are financially well off typically find more happiness in through experiences such as attending performances and travelling, while those who are less well off find happiness in consuming products such as electronic goods or clothing. According to a research team led [...]

Samsung to Provide Up to 150 mln Won in Compensation for Victims of Work-related Diseases

Samsung to Provide Up to 150 mln Won in Compensation for Victims of Work-related Diseases

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The mediation committee for the dispute between Samsung Electronics Co. and its former employees suffering from work-related illnesses announced the finalized settlement for the two parties, with the plan including compensation of up to 150 million won (US$132,000) per illness. The announcement came as South Korea’s top chipmaker and [...]

Younger HIV Patients More Likely to Skip Treatment: Study

Younger HIV Patients More Likely to Skip Treatment: Study

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Young HIV-infected adults tend to skip hospital visits for medical care more than elderly patients, a study said Wednesday. A research by a team from Boramae Medical Center run by Seoul National University Hospital showed that of the adults needing regular antiretroviral therapy (ART) for their human immunodeficiency virus [...]