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Insurance Companies to Offer Discounts to Non-Smokers

Insurance Companies to Offer Discounts to Non-Smokers

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Those insured who don’t smoke or have normal blood pressure will now be able to get discounts on their premiums, as part of the government’s effort to encourage more healthy people to get on board. The government is focused on spreading the word about existing policies of private insurance [...]

S. Korea’s Smart Health Care Industry At Standstill: Report

S. Korea’s Smart Health Care Industry At Standstill: Report

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s smart health care industry that is viewed as a next growth engine for the country has been at a standstill for the past five years due to lack of policy coordination, a report by a local think tank said Sunday. According to the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET), the country’s health care-related businesses have been growing [...]

Health Food Sales Grow Despite Chronic Economic Slump: Data

Health Food Sales Grow Despite Chronic Economic Slump: Data

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of red ginseng and other health-related products surged in recent years despite a slumping economy as people are becoming more health conscious, data showed Monday.  Such a trend shows consumers opening their pockets on products they deem valuable despite challenging economic conditions, industry analysts said.  Sales of health [...]

Korean Hospitals Deploy IBM’s ‘Watson’ Supercomputer Help Doctors Treat Cancer Patients

Korean Hospitals Deploy IBM’s ‘Watson’ Supercomputer Help Doctors Treat Cancer Patients

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Kunyang University Hospital announced its launch of IBM Watson for Oncology yesterday, a supercomputer diagnostic system that is poised to revolutionize the treatment of cancer patients. The launch ceremony with SK C&C, the South Korean distributor of the system, took place at the hospital yesterday in the presence of the [...]

Scientists Shed Light On Wound-Healing Herb Genghis Khan Used

Scientists Shed Light On Wound-Healing Herb Genghis Khan Used

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean researchers have scientifically proven the health benefits of stellera chamaejasme, a medicinal herb Genghis Khan’s army used to heal the wounds of soldiers and horses nearly 800 years ago. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) found that the wound healing effect of stellera chamaejasme exceeds that [...]

Seoul to Help Low Income Households with Efficient Energy Use

Seoul to Help Low Income Households with Efficient Energy Use

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Around thirty social workers specializing in efficient energy use will be deployed this year by the Seoul Metropolitan Government as part of an energy-saving initiative to help low-income households reduce expenditures on heating and air conditioning. Marking its fourth year in 2017, Seoul’s ‘energy social worker’ initiative will see [...]

Government’s Anti-Smoking Policies May Lead to Obesity: Study

Government’s Anti-Smoking Policies May Lead to Obesity: Study

SEJONG, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study suggests that the South Korean government’s anti-smoking policies may need to be supplemented by diet and weight loss programs to better control weight gain, which sometimes follows smoking cessation.  Researcher Choi Seng-eun at the Korea Institute of Public Finance, in a report on the effects of [...]